Arsenal need to move fast if they are serious about German’s signature

Arsenal’s long-term target Marco Reus is attracting the interest of Bayern Munich at present, and will have to move quickly or risk losing out. Munich’s chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge today told the press that they are seriously contemplating another attempt to raid their main Bundesliga rival, this time for Dortmund born winger Marco Reus.

Bayern have signed Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski from their German counter-parts in recent seasons, and has angered their rivals with the way they do business. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge’s recent comments will not have helped their relationship in the slightest.

He said: ‘To be honest, we’ll discuss the matter internally and calmly. Then we will come to a decision.

‘At the end of the day, the player has to decide too. His release clause is well known. There’s nothing more to say.’

Liverpool’s John Henry has tweeted about his want to see Marco Reus join his club, but the Gunners are thought to be further involved with the 25 year-old midfielder.

We have been interested in the winger for a number of years now, with Arsene Wenger showing an interest in the Dortmund star way back in 2012.

This could be our last chance to sign the highly-coveted star, who will most likely sign a five-year deal with any club he chooses to move to in the coming windows.

Lukas Podolski is currently looking for more first-team action, having failed to earn a starting spot since the start of the season. With his expected departure, the Dortmund forward would be the perfect replacement.

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  1. henry12 says:

    Honestly we don’t really need him. With Sanchez already vacating his spot the only real would be to sell someone probably Walcott plus we have 3 talented young right wingers so it would just stunt there growth. I think we’re good on attack unless Ozil is sold we don’t need any one else. What we need is a defender and a holding -mid.

    1. Champagne Charlie says:

      Exactly. Marco Reus?? Fabulous player…but not what we need at all. Which is actually why he makes more sense than someone like Schneiderlin or Howedes coming in Jan.

      We don’t buy what we need, we buy who is demanding a move or is being sold to raise funds.

      1. rd_gunner says:

        Swap with Ozil. He can play the no 10 role, is fast, has the touch and does not hide

  2. Greg says:

    Rumours and mere speculations! Thats just what it is! Aint gonna happen!

  3. SaveArsenal says:

    We need to stop being sentimental with players, send the young promising ones out on loan and bring them back if they are on fire.
    Jack has stopped developing, he simply can’t retain possession, loan or sell.
    OX has been busy sometimes but no end result, loan.
    Young and promising is not good enough, we are Arsenal, Henry, Bergkamp, Pires, Vieira and Co (the team from when we used to win things) weren’t promising kids they were all finished players.
    Promising out on loan, buy world class, win things!
    Mourinho is a winner because he is a clinical manager, no might be’s, finished article and he wins!

    1. jermaineBryan says:

      Mourinho is a winner because he goes to the teAm that can buy the biggest players with the biggest wage brackets. Chelsea are also a team that is bulk buying they have 22 players on loan and most of them are international quality.we simply can’t afford to do that.

      As for rues he is exactly what we need a game changing left forward. He also has the ability to play striker and ATt mid, this makes him ideal as he will also be creative enough for arsenals left
      Poldi is clinical but lacks presence on the pitch in terms of contribution.
      cazorla is creative but lacks width n penetration.
      Ozil is wasted on the left
      Ox,theo,campbell,sanchez all seem more comfortable on the right.

      To accommodate rues we should sell/release Rosicky,poldi,ryo

      1. rd_gunner says:

        Well so does Guardiola..doesn’t make him any less winner. Winning is more than just having world class players…Arsenal of late is a case in point..we bought the best no 10 in the world and see where he is now ! Point is let’s not discredit mourinho..he may be a c**nt but he sure is a damn “effective” manager !

        1. jermaineBryan says:

          In fairness to guardiola he took a good Barcelona team and turned them into a legendary one most of their players were Barcelona bread unlike mourinho who just buys himself a team.

          Guardiola is also super intelligent how many times have you seen Jose Real Madrid get embarrassed by pep.mourinho is over hyped due to his controversial personality, but he does hVe a great deal of command and respect from those he took charge of.

  4. Greg says:

    @ agreed henry 12 a quality DM is needed like kondogbia and a quality CB like ron vlaar! Coyg!

    1. jermaineBryan says:

      Kondogbia isn’t a quality dm he is a young up and coming one thou

      Vlaar isn’t quality he is a player who is over hyped based on four performances for holland in Brazil, de vrijl was excellent and martins indi was better than him.

      Iturraspe (statistically one of the best def mid in top 5 European leagues this season and is as good as schnederlin with the same age and 6ft1. 15m

      Schar is a good young cb and will have 6months left on his contract 5m

      1. rd_gunner says:

        Just cannot understand- Arsene wenger says good CBs are not in the market..may be not world class but the above listed are pretty good..why did we not go for them..specially fabian schar!

  5. but it’s Marco Reus!

    Sigh. I agree. We need defenders foremost. But we still have a lot of problems on offense that still need to be addressed. i just hope Marco doesn’t go to any other BPL team or Bayern. Bayern is so damn greedy.

  6. GoonerG1 says:

    Can Marco play CDM or CB? He’s a great player but not what we need right now. Marco’s train left the station when we signed Alexis.

  7. bazooka says:

    Please please.. no more this kind of player. Just invest the money on a world class DM and 2 CBs. Reus is good, but we just dont have the luxury for that right now.

    1. jermaineBryan says:

      We don’t need two centre backs we need one.


      I agree with the world class def mid but there hardly any of those players who aren’t at big clubs.based on ability and scope for improvement in the next 18months these are the best option

      1. rd_gunner says:

        schnederlin plz..we need someone battle ready- even if that means paying over the top for once !

      2. rd_gunner says:

        Why not get Pogba and ask ramsey to play the more defensive minded DM role ? or rather get Pogba to play that ! It is time we spend on a world class midfielder in the mould of Yaya toure and there is no one out there better than Pogba !

  8. dilla says:

    another week, another Marco Reus rumour lol.

  9. Fredricks says:

    When Fabregas became available, Arsene said we had someone in his position… Another great talent is becoming available and some on here will say we don’t need Reus. What is wrong with getting him and letting Podolski leave? isn’t he an upgrade on what we have? Chelsea have Matic and are still pushing us out to sign Kedira, that is why they are where they are and we are where we are. We can afford to get a great CB, CDM and Reus, get all three!!!

    1. Champagne Charlie says:

      I get your point, but you know as well as we all do that big signings do not come in pairs at Arsenal. If Reus was to happen you can rule out a DM or CB of top quality, and with that I ask you this…

      what’s the more significant improvement to the squad, Reus for Podolski or Schneiderlin for Flamini??

    2. jermaineBryan says:

      Exactly we will be getting left behind as usual if we allow a premiership team to get rues. Podolski,Rosicky,ryo should all make way for rues this way we ain’t blocking younger wide men like Campbell and ox by signing rues as ox can then take up Rosicky role centrally

      I said the same thing with cesc even if it ment we were overloading, that was the same reason why I thought letting go of Rosicky was the right thing to do in the summer to create space . With the 4-1-4-1 formation being implemented cesc would be ideal in the summer.

      1. rd_gunner says:

        Reus won’t come to sit in the bench..with Theo fit..where do you play him? ST is a possibility but not sure he can play the lone striker system..he has always played the second striker role..which means Ozil has to go !

        I think this is exactly what is going to happen in January- wenger will let ozil go only if we can get reus. Plus bayern will buy only one of Reus and Ozil!

        1. jermaineBryan says:

          Lol if rues came theo would definetly be on the bench.alexis is our best right mid, cazorla is first choice left so rues would be replacing cazorla in the x11 whilst cazorla and ozil can battle for ATt mid

  10. DANDY GUNNER says:

    When it comes to transfers Wenger and the Board go for Price more than Quality the Cheaper the better. As for moving fast Wenger can’t make up his mind he has not got a clue his day is over time for him to move on. Arsenal will not get Reus, Khedira or Hummels, he will buy some cheap player and try and fill the gaps. Nothing changes Wenger will never change

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