I could be wrong about this but hopefully Arsenal are set to strike early in the January transfer window. The player in question could even be heading for a transfer to Arsenal in the next two days is Arsene Wenger intends to make sure that the West Ham and New Zealand international defender Winston Reid is able to help the Gunners defend our FA cup trophy.
West Ham take on Everton in the FA cup on Tuesday so Wenger has a couple of days to ensure that the 26-year old centre back is not cup-tied. But what makes me think that Reid is the player that the Arsenal boss is planning to bring in to bolster our leaky and depleted defensive line?
It is Sky Sports report today that reveals that Sam Allardyce has just completed the transfer of the 21-year old Canada international defender Doneil Henry. West Ham are not exactly short on defenders themselves, with the likes of Tomkins, Collins and Demel in the squad, so I think their early move for this young centre back could well be because they know that Arsenal are coming in for Reid.
Like I say, we should know if I am right very soon, because it would seem daft to delay our bid and risk not being able to have all options open to us in the cup competition.