Arsene Wenger plots surprise move to bring White Hart Lane defender to the Emirates stadium.
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Arsenal are reportedly preparing a bid to sign Tottenham centre back Jonathan Woodgate as Emirates boss Arsene Wenger frantically searches for a suitable defender to help ease his problems at the back. The one time England international has had horrendous problems with injuries his three years at White Hart Lane but is now fully fit and apparently on the Gunners radar.
Wenger is searching for a centre back signing this month as he looks to strengthen his squad to cope with injury concerns over Thomas Vermaelen and Sebastien Squllaci. The French boss has been linked with a number of potential signings but is yet to secure what he considers a crucial addition as the North London club continues to fight on four fronts this season.
Moves for the likes of Bolton’s Gary Cahill and Werder Bremen defender Per Mertesacker have been unsuccessful and time is running out as Arsenal look to shore up a back line that now has very few options. The current central defensive pairing of Johann Djourou and Laurent Koscielny has been fairly solid of late but Wenger knows that he must strike soon to avoid being left dangerously threadbare at the back.
Sky Sports believes that Wenger will make a move for the former Real Madrid man and will reportedly offer around £4m as Harry Redknapp is highly unlikely to agree to a loan move to a club he would consider to be a direct rival for a top four finish.
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