With very little happening of note during this extremely boring interlull, the papers are reporting (inventing?) some interesting transfer rumours to keep us amused, and this one could be very interesting to Arsenal fans…
All the latest gossip seems to indicate that Alexis is still very keen to get away from the Emirates as soon as possible, although there has not been much concrete proof to go on with, but if we did decide to recoup some of our losses by selling the Chilean in January then Wenger will surely have to bring in another big name signing to appease the fans.
One possible arrival is the German superstar Marco Reus, who could be available at a reasonable price after being out injured since the German Cup Final back in May, but he is supposed to be back in action by the new year.
The German international recently admitted that he is desperate to get back on the pitch after his cruciate ligament injury laid him out for the long term. “To be alone, working your way back is the most demanding part.” the German international said. “I was really fed up after three weeks.
“It’s a brutal mental test because you always have to work on your own.
“As top players, we earn a lot of money, but sometimes we pay a hefty price with our health.
“I would give away all the money to be healthy again, to be able to do my job. To do what I love: to play football.”
So would he be a good acquisition if Alexis gets his way and leaves in January? Reus has a good assists rate and scoring record having bagged 89 goals from midfield (from 189 starts) in his 5 years at Dortmund and is very highly rated in Germany with 29 caps for his country, but would we be worried about him returning from injury?