Friday, March 25, 2011


With rumors of an exit circling Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina’s head, it has been revealed that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger desperately tried to sign the Spaniard in the summer.

According to Bob Wilson, a former Arsenal goalkeeper who was part of their 1971 Double winning side, Wenger made a huge offer to try and prise the keeper to London.

“Arsene tried like mad last summer to buy not only a goalkeeper, but what he considered the most consistent in this country. So he made a big bid for Pepe Reina,”Wilson told talkSPORT.  “That didn’t come out because it’s not Arsene Wenger’s way of doing it – and not Arsenal’s way of doing it – but he did attempt to do that.”

Arsenal have suffered between the sticks this season, going through keepers Manuel Almunia, Lukasz Fabianski, and Wojciech Szczesny without finding enough consistency, delivering their title hopes several blows this season.  With the latter two missing due to injury and Almunia’s form this season, Wegner was forced to bring ex-stopper Jens Lehmann out of retirement to have some cover in the season run in.

Arsenal are sure to reintroduce their bid for Pepe Reina this summer with Liverpool seemingly out of Europe next season, and with Liverpool linked with a £10 million bid for Ajax keeper Mark Stekelenburg, Reina could be Arsenal’s key to the title.

1 comment:

  1. Iro ni o. As an arsenal fan im not sure i support dis signing o because its not like liverpool have been in the best of shapes this season. Anyway in Arsene we are still trusting o :-)



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