Arsenal get boost in Marco Reus chase and Podolski still wants out

There is a never-ending supply of Arsenal transfer rumours linking the Gunners with Borussia Dortmund’s Marcus Reus, despite the amount of quality midfielders already in Arsene Wenger’s squad. Reus has a contract with Dortmund until 2017, but a release clause of just 25 million euros means that there will be interest from most top Premier League clubs.

Wenger is reportedly a long term admirer of the 25 year-old and todays news that Chelsea will definitely not be standing in the way of any potential bid for the German international wll be welcomed by Arsenal fans. Jose Mourinho made it clear esterday when he said: “We don’t want Marco Reus, that market is closed to us and the player belongs to Borussia Dortmund,”

“He’s a top player, but we have a lot of top players in his position and I have a fantastic relationship with their coach, so there is nothing in that at all.”

One definite attraction of Arsenal buying Reus is that it may be a lot easier to get Jurgen Klopp to follow him to the Emirates. Maybe that’s just wishful thinking on my part but you never know….

One other reason I like this rumour is that here could well be a free space in the Arsenal squad shortly as Lukas Podolski has yet again demanded talks with Wenger about his future at the club.

“I like London, I like the club, but I don’t like the situation,” Podolski told German magazine Kicker. “I’m not some clown who can sit out his contract in the stands.”

This comes after his statement last week with the German national side. “The fun of the game is being taken out of me at Arsenal,” he said. “I’m a true-blood footballer and want to play.

“Now, I have even noticed that I’m missing something if I’m not playing regularly.”

Wenger obviously doesn’t like Lukas so I don’t see why Le Prof should stand in his way if he wants out, but perhaps the Arsenal boss could use one unhappy German to help entice Dortmund to let Reus come to the Emrates?

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  1. ArseOverTit says:

    Let’s not be like wenger. Let’s ‘act’ in the hope we can change things.

    Sign this petition and share it with all who care about AFC (A is for Arsenal and not Arsene)!


    1. ethangooner says:

      Change mid season when no other world class manager is available
      Change when we do not have result but still play well. Well, guess football is all about winning nowadays. As long as you wins you can laugh at your neighbour
      If it continues, we should change manager every time we lost a few games.
      Dunno where Newcastle would be if they submit to their fans’s wish and sack Pardew few weeks back
      No one really care about the well being of the club any more, is it all about your own frustration now, and hatred for the manager personally
      Replace a manager as influential (whatever good or bad) as Wenger need plans and it must not happen in the middle of the season

      1. ArseOverTit says:

        Change is vital for survival. Don’t change with the environment in which you exist and die..simple as that (see Darwins theory). AFC has become stagnated and needs change now or as soon as the right permanent replacement becomes available. A stand in with the players available could most likely bring equal if not better ‘success’.

        Ticket Prices rise (as do players wages because of the amount of money in the game: TV rights, facility and stadium development etc) So why can’t we expect a little more success and return on our investments?

        I care about AFC and this is why I want the change to happen. For your information I do not hate the manager nor need to vent frustration (LMU life does not revolve around football) but the reality is that AW is no longer an effective employee of AFC as for too many years he has not delivered what he is paid vast amounts of money to achieve. In any other sphere of work he would have been long gone by now. Only his (and the players) original success has granted him his stay for so long.

        Anyway, I’ve said my piece and won’t be enjoying any ‘ticky-tacky’ dialogue on this from here on in as I need to get on with changing a fuse for my kettle so that it functions once again.


      2. Gooneristic Truth says:

        If you ask many fans now if change of manager would be a solution to Arsenal, the answer would be a resounding yes. If you ask the same fans if they want to change the manager mid-season & potentially disrupt what’s left of our team’s morale, the answer would perhaps be no. The thing is most of us would like Wenger to leave Arsenal, but we all know that sacking Wenger now in November might not be the best decision by management. We, therefore, must learn to contain our frustration and endure more pain until the end of the season. Who knows how things might turn out along the way. He might even turn things around. However, even if Wenger does turn the corner with this squad, I don’t think it would satisfy the fans to qualify for the CL without pressing Chelsea hard for the title, which we won’t. It is that gap between us and Chelsea which concerns most. The inability for Wenger to bridge that gap is why we want Wenger to leave. Losing to Man United last weekend in itself doesn’t mean much, but looking at the loss in the context of all those losses against them in the past 3-5 years under the same manager makes it harder to take. Losing to big teams is not a shame in itself, but losing to big teams every year makes it harder to take. Qualifying for CL every year is a good thing. Qualifying every year & getting knocked out without giving it much of a fight is just nonsense. We might have to wait a few months for it, but I still believe a change might be just what we need.

  2. ny says:

    The whole world was crying for defensive midfielder.Wenger kept on playing Arteta and Flamini. And the WORST of ALL was that he overlooked COQUELIN who was BESTof the bunch and now shipped him out on loan.He is now excelling at Charlton

  3. cheeterspotter says:

    Got the message Wenger CB and a DMo or am knocking on the door and no one’s in.

  4. muda says:

    poldi is right to look somewhere else, you can’t keep watching every game from the bench just like fans do, after all some under performers are enjoying there life on the pitch!

    1. Amith says:

      Wenger seems to fck players carreers up…Arshavin now Podolski….

  5. juhislihis says:

    Love Podolski but for the sake of his career we should be sold. Wenger can give off form playesr as Wilshere, Ramsey, Giroud etc. endless amount of games to regain their form but the ones not included in his favorite list are not so lucky. For them one bad match and they’re out.

    Regarding Reus, the second best left winger in the world at the moment, I’m having little concerns about his ankle. He sustained his fifth (?) ankle injury few days ago. Hope he won’t turn into glassankle a la Wilshere.

  6. goldfish27 says:

    Arsenal get boost as wenger got sack……that what we wanna read……what a boring post

  7. SoOpa AeoN says:

    pLease Leave to saLvage ur carrear, u have done well poLdi…….Aha! #Coyg# #red-army# #poldi# #breakfromthebench#

  8. emeladike says:

    They have created this news to make us the fans happy. What a waste

  9. davidnz says:

    Roose is no yoose.
    He’s always injured.

  10. davidnz says:

    As for Locust Poltergeist.
    Invisible on and off the field.
    He only appears on twitter 🙂

  11. 007 says:

    – Reus wont be joining Arsenal, especially under Wenger. Wenger might admire him as he does to so many WC players but getting them is another story. (He will some day come out and say I almost signed Reus). Wenger does not see the value of playing with 2 proper wingers anymore, or a DM, or having WC defenders (all in all having a balanced team under him in near impossible).

    – As for Poldi, if his surplus to the club or his not in the managers plan why keep him around. A win win situation should be reached between club and player. If Poldi wont play, he should be let go so that he frees up the wages and squad spot for a player who will come in and play.

    Wenger should use the Poldi situation to the clubs benefit (as if), swap plus cash to prize a DM and a CB would be great.

    But what do I know, I don’t get 8m to think about such!!!

  12. Twig says:

    Play them together.

    ____Podolski Sanchez Walcott
    _______Ramsey Arteta
    Reus Koscielny Mertesacker Debuchy

    1. Hafiz Rahman says:

      totall thats a fabulous selection

    2. Sumo says:

      Ha ha ha ha. Where is Mesut but? Replace him with Debuchy.

  13. Hafiz Rahman says:

    Reus and Draxler will boost the medical team FC

  14. goonergaz2000 says:

    I think it is personal between wenger and Lucas because normally when he plays he scores.He has hardly had any game time this season.even when we have been chasing a game wenger has decided not to put him on and he is one person we have capable of changing a wenger give Lucas some game time or sell him to make room for someone else

  15. Hafiz Rahman says:


    Draxler Reus Isco

    Ozil Sanchez

    Wilshere Carzola Pod Ramsay


  16. kam says:

    Other club fans are laughing at Arsenal and Wenger for the lack of defensive quality in our squad, different pundits and Arsenal legends are saying a lot of things about the lack of DM quality in Arsenal’s squad.The fans have been crying out for a quality DM, CBs and WC goal keeper for a long time now.
    And here is an article that said, “Arsenal get boost in Marco Reus chase”.What do Arsenal going to do with him? Are they going to field him as a CB or DM?

  17. Hafiz Rahman says:

    we will field 11 CMs in the same line up

  18. fred cowardly says:

    Wenger must really hate Podolski. What did Podolski do to incur his wrath? Swindle money from him? Sleep with his wife? Poop in his jacket pockets?

    Actually, Wenger seems to dislike Campbell too.

  19. ronniec says:

    Of course Poldi is still asking to leave.
    Did he get a single minute against United? Did he play (not start) enough? Did Wenger respond to him?

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