Not long now Arsenal fans! It is less than two days before the January transfer window opens and most of us are hoping that it will not be much longer than that when Arsene Wenger completes the first Arsenal transfer of the year. There have been hundreds of Arsenal transfer rumours involving all sorts of players, so it is anyone’s guess who the first new Gunner will be.
But a betting man would probably go for a centre back as that is where the Gunners have been most stretched in the first half of the season. And one of the players that has been most strongly linked, as he ticks most of the boxes, is the West Ham and New Zealand international star Winston Reid.
The Mirror is the latest paper to report that Wenger was possibly ready to put in a £4 million offer for the 26-year old. They claim that Arsenal scouts have been keeping a close eye on the defender, who will be available for nothing in the summer, for the last two months.
And Reid has been putting in some real quality performances, right up until he had the chance to show Wenger what he could do at close quarters that is. Because he was not too great against the Gunners. The stats on Squawka.com had him as the worst player on the pitch with just one star out of five. I think that may be a bit harsh, but do you think he may have played his way out of transfer to Arsenal or is he the right man to strengthen the Gunners back line?