Arsenal fans have become used to seeing their side fail to land top targets during transfer windows. That said, our resident Gooners our in higher spirits than usual following a comprehensive 3-0 victory over less than friendly Premier League opponents Stoke City on Sunday.
But even by Arsene Wenger’s standards, the capture of Winston Reid from West Ham United this month seemed relatively straightforward.
The New Zealand international is entering the final six months of his contract at Upton Park and seemingly had no intention of signing an extension.
The fact he was available for a cut-price fee, along with the player’s desire to move to a big club meant this was a deal everyone expected to go through with minimum fuss.
But after the player broke his silence on the speculation of a move away from Upton Park, as reported in his new column on Fanbookz, it appears the Kiwi centre back wants to knuckle down and get the Hammers as high up the top flight table as possible.
With doubt now cast over the move, we have identified five alternatives for the Gunners to consider.
Click on Winston Reid to reveal 5 centre back alternatives for Arsenal to consider.
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