Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wants to bring West Ham defender Matthew Upson back to the club.

The Daily Star Sunday says they made a cheeky bid to buy him for £6million during the last transfer window.

And Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is now even more desperate for a centre-back having ditched William Gallas as Gunners captain.

The last bid for Upson was rejected because, at the time, the Hammers had plenty of cash.

But the financial collapse of their owner Bjorgolfur Gudmundsson and the loss of shirt sponsors - airline XL - means any large bids for players will be considered.