Liverpool keeper Reina, Swansea's Vorm back on agenda of Arsenal boss Wenger

Swansea City goalkeeper Michel Vorm is a January target for Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.
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Swansea City goalkeeper Michel Vorm is a January target for Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.

The Daily Mail says Wenger has been given the green light to go on a January splurge to revive Arsenal’s precarious Champions League qualification hopes.

The Frenchman has identified three key areas: a keeper, a wide attacking player and a central striker.

Vorm remains a strong contender in the club’s search for a keeper. Arsenal have watched the Dutchman extensively while they will also keep a close eye on Pepe Reina’s situation at Liverpool. Wenger is a huge fan of the Spain squad man and attempted to sign him in 2010.

Wenger wants his new keeper to compete with — and potentially replace — Wojciech Szczesny, not to be second choice. Arsenal’s goalkeeping problems were clearly illustrated on Saturday, with stand-in Vito Mannone partly at fault for Fulham’s first two goals in the 3-3 draw.

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