Arsenal are claimed to have targeted a move to sign Marco Reus from Borussia Dortmund next summer, in a bid to replace one of Mesut Ozil or Alexis Sanchez.
The duo are both believed to be playing hard-ball over their new contract deals, having opened talks during last season, and no agreement yet in place. Ozil and Sanchez have less than two years to run on their Arsenal contracts, and could well be sold next summer.
Reus is now being claimed to be on their wishlist should either of them leave, but which would he be better suited to replacing?
Mesut Ozil was the man creating the vast majority of our goalscoring opportunities last season, but with the new system in place with Alexis playing centrally, he has this year been chipping in with his own goals.
The Chilean has displaced Olivier Giroud as our favoured striker this term, highlighting his ability on and off the ball, and his goalscoring threat is much stronger than that of Ozil.
Marco Reus strikes me as the type of player who could fill in with either of these depending on the team’s needs. He is clinical in finding the right passing and slotting those delightful through balls to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but can also consistently hit the back of the net for Dortmund, and I dare say it, he could prove to be better than our current options.
Reus would still be a risky signing however, as his injury record would be scary for any potential suitor, and our club has not had the best of luck on that front for some time now.
Reus is no doubt a great player, but you have to be worried about his injuries, and simply replacing one of Ozil or Sanchez with him would be a risk, although if we cant convince them both to stay, we don’t have too much options.
Do you think Reus would be a better Ozil or Sanchez replacement?