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The once seemingly invaluable Pepe Reina could be on his way out of Anfield soon, with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger interested in the 30 year old custodian.
From being one of the best in the business, Reina has been pushed to the sidelines due to injury and brilliant performances from his understudy Brad Jones, and Arsenal could swoop in for the Liverpool stopper, according to reports in the Spanish media.
Wenger is said to be quite unhappy with the choice of goalkeepers available to him, and even though Wojciech Szczesny is set to return from injury, recent performances have suggested that the youngster still has a lot to learn. Wenger had tried to sign Reina when Rafa Benitez left Liverpool, but failed in his attempt. However, the fact remains that Reina is not invulnerable any more, and could soon join the Gunners.
Reina previously admitted: 'Arsenal had made their determination to sign me clear by offering Â£20m, a phenomenal amount for a goalkeeper. Part of me felt that I was well within my rights to consider my future even if I did so with a heavy heart.
'When Liverpool received the bid, they rejected it. This was not because I had been told that I was too good a keeper to leave. The reason I was given was quite different - and it left me feeling down. I was told that my continued presence was crucial to the sale of the club. I was simply a bargaining chip in the sales process.'
The question though remains if Reina is the right choice for Arsenal, with his form dipping badly in the last couple of seasons. Many would argue that Reina's best days are now well and truly behind him, and he would scarcely be an improvement over what keepers Arsenal currently have in their squad.
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