Wenger transfer policy offers Reid little hope

ReidWinston Reid’s hopes of landing a move to Arsenal are  “very thin indeed” according to sources inside the Emirates Stadium!

The Hammers’ central defender has been linked with the Gunners probably more than any other club but sucha move looks very unlikely indeed.

Sources at Upton Park have regularly insisted that there has been no contact from any club despite regular reports of interest from north London and Manchester.

But we were contacted by an Arsenal insider early this afternoon who made it clear that the Gunners boss would be acting entirely out of character to make such a move.

He said: “We have never heard the player’s name mentioned inside the club record shows that Arsene rarely buys from English clubs.”

Wenger’s transfer dealings offer little hope either that Reid will cross London over the next few months given the Gunners boss has bought six players inside the country in the last five years.

Danny Welbeck ( Manchester United) and Calum Chambers (Southampton) Carl Jenkinson (Charlton), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Southmpton), Mathieu Debuchand Mikel Arteta  

Our source said: “You never say never but a move for Reid would surprise most at the club. He just doesn’t appear to be on the radar.”


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6 comments on “Wenger transfer policy offers Reid little hope

  1. What about the purchase of Mathieu Debuchy, Mikel Arteta and the reported attempts to sign Yohan Cabaye and Morgan Schneider? Unfortunately I feel that Reid will be off and that Arsenal would probably be the best fit for him.

  2. But debuchy and arteta are ACTUAL SIGNINGS

  3. Although I get the jist of the article I would be rather more encouraged that the arse are not interested in Reid if instead of saying wenger won’t be signing Winston because he doesn’t sign players from English clubs,
    They instead say something like, we won’t be signing Reid because he is not a good enough footballing centre back and doesn’t play the ball out from defence well enough to risk £60-70grand a week wages!
    This would also rule out the other so called “big” clubs as well!

    I like Reid always have but imo I don’t believe he is half as good as he and his agent obviously think he is!
    Also at the end of the day you are either West Ham or you are not! If you don’t want to play for us then on your way and let someone who does get his chance! COYI!

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