Arsenal must cough up quick or forget this transfer target

The recent poor form and all the subsequent criticism that has been aimed at the Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker make this Arsenal transfer rumour even more important. And it appears that Arsene Wenger and his transfer team are running out of time so stop the defensive transfer target Winston Reid from signing a lucrative new contract with his current club West Ham.

His manager Sam Allardyce claimed the other day that there was a bumper contract on the table for the New Zealand international and today Metro are reporting that the West Ham chairman has declared himself confident that they will persuade the centre back to stay.

Arsenal transfer target to sign for SPURS instead! Did Wenger mess up?

If you believe what you have been reading in the Arsenal transfer rumours recently, then Arsene Wenger was definitely interested in adding the name of the West Ham and New Zealend international defender Winston Reid to the Gunners squad in the January transfer window.

But the rumours are that West Ham were asking too much for their central defender, especially as he will be available for nothing at the end of the season. So as we know, the Arsenal boss turned to the Brazilian Gabriel Paulista from La Liga’s Villarreal instead.

Arsenal to make this defender FIRST signing of 2015?

Arsenal are set to make an early move in the January transfer window and inflict further pain on poor old Sam Allardyce apparently.

After leaving the West Ham manager stunned and complaining after goals from Cazorla and Welbeck, along with a somewhat controversial decision to disallow an early goal from Alex Song, meant Arsenal left Upton Park with all three points yesterday, Arsene Wenger is now preparing to poach his central defender Winston Reid.

According to a Daily Mail report, Arsenal scouts have been watching the New Zealand international in every game since November and are ready to make a £4 million bid for him early in January.

Arsenal handed hefty price tag for top transfer target!

There will be a lot of speculation around Arsenal in the next couple of weeks and possibly well into the January transfer window. After Arsene Wenger admitted that he was still looking to add at least one centre back to his Arsenal squad, many people think the Frenchman already has his top targets in mind.

One of those is reported to be the West Ham and New Zealand international star Winston Reid. Not only has the 26-year old got plenty of international and Premier League experience and is having his best season since joining West Ham back in 2010, his current contract is due to expire in the summer.

The TWO defenders Arsenal plan to sign in January

I do not think the Arsenal fans will ever know exactly why Arsene Wenger did not complete at least one more defender transfer in the summer, but the Gunners have certainly been punished for it, with the injury problems of Laurent Koscielny and Mathieu Debuchy forcing the manager to use a makeshift back four and suffer serious weakness at the back, never in more stark highlight than seeing a three goal lead slip against Anderlecht on Tuesday.