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Wenger to swoop for Reina?

Saturday, August 7, 2010

According to 'The Sun', Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is going to make a massive £25 million bid for Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina. Wenger is apparently looking for a new keeper after Almunia and Fabianski have come under immense criticism over the past year.

Its not only Reina Wenger has been linked with, there has also been speculation linking him with a move for Fulham keeper Mark Schwarzer and Russian stopper Igor Akinfeev. However, Reina is probably the best out of these three and would probably be Wenger's first choice, if this speculation is true.

Personally, I think its rubbish. No way are Liverpool going to let Reina go. If Reina goes to Arsenal this season, I will post a full article stating I was wrong and 'The Sun' are always right. However, whilst Reina is an unrealistic target, Schwarzer and Akinfeev are realistic possibilities. If I was Wenger, I'd go for Akinfeev. He is young, only 24, but already vastly experienced.

There is no doubt that Arsenal need another keeper. Almunia simply isn't good enough and Fabianski is too error prone. Young keeper Vito Mannone was very impressive last season against Fulham, but he is too in-experienced for the number 1 spot.


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