Arsenal target Reus transfer to cover Walcott NOT Alexis

I must admit to being a little bit underwhelmed when I read one of the latest Arsenal transfer rumours connecting the club to a possible January move for the Borussia Dortmund and Germany star Marco Reus.

This was not because I see the German forward as not the right sort of player to improve the Gunners. Far from it, as I highly rate the 27-year old and would love to see him pull on the old red and white of Arsenal. The reason for my somewhat unenthusiastic reading of the rumour in the Daily Mail was that Reus was only being considered as a replacement player in case Alexis Sanchez decided not to extend his contract with Arsenal.

Forgive me if I am missing something here, but is our Chilean striker not now established as a top class centre forward? And if so then why would Arsene Wenger be looking at Reus as a replacement? The German is a real attacking force but usually from the flanks or from a deeper position. If any Arsenal star was going to be replaced by the Dortmund star it would be Theo Walcott, who just happens to have picked up another injury.

I and most Arsenal fans would love to see Reus come to play for the Gunners, and the rumour suggests that our manager feels the same way, but if the Frenchman was looking to find cover for Alexis he would be looking at a centre forward would he not?



  1. Wilshegz says:

    he ll be a good addition.

    front four of


    will be lit. the only worry is his injury history.

    1. JAmerican says:

      Why did we sign Lucas Perez again? In my opinion he should be occupying the RW while Reus even with his injury history would occupy the LW. If there is even a whisper of his availability it should be a no brainer.

      1. Arsenal_Girl says:

        I’m asking that question too. Lucas has played well the few times he played. I would try him out at Lb against CP

        I don’t think Wenger wanted to get a forward and got Lucas at the last minute to appease the fans.

        1. Break-on-through says:

          You’d have Lucas at left back, why. The lad can’t defend, he showed Ozil like interest/responsibility in his last game. And now that I think about it, I’ve not seen him chasing back in any of his games. Theo has scored 11 goals, and he’s starting to try harder at the other stuff. I thought fans were wrong to say Perez deserved to start over him. With Theo injured, I’d consider putting Perez ahead of Iwobi Oxlade, only at home though. Perez seems to hit low crosses that strikers like, and he could be good at finding space inside the box. If it’s a tough away game, I’d put in someone with more stamina and has shown they can put a shift in at both ends.

          1. Wilshegz says:

            I’m sure he meant LW as in Left-wing-forward

        2. Jansen says:

          I agree that it seems Wenger only got Lucas to appease the fans. Funny thing is I am not sure his purchase appeased anyone.

          If anything, the fact he is not being used appears to start to frustrate many of us since he seems to score easier than Iwobi, Ox or Walcott and is also very capable of producing a nice cross/assist.

      2. Wilshegz says:

        in my opinion Lucas for now should start in LWF but if we manage to get Reus, he should be a backup player for all 3 forward positions like Welbeck but should ideally get more game time than he got in the 1st half of the season.

  2. Break-on-through says:

    He’d be ideal for the Arsenal, even with his injury record. Iwobi and Ox would have to fight for it more, they’d have to prove they can replace Reus Walcott when time comes, or take Theo’s spot now if they want it hard enough. Even 20 games from a real star player each season is worth more than 40 games from a little above average one.

    The only thing about this is many times are we gonna be linked to this player. Every season it seems this comes up, I’d like to know what Reus makes of it all, he’s probably fed up with it himself.

  3. Simon_MrMac says:

    Be great to brag him to Arsenal-
    but I won’t be holding my breath!

  4. Koss says:

    hahaha Reus! Another Draxler-like saga, never going to end till he goes to madrid or juve.

  5. jonm says:

    We know arsenal are very secretive when it comes to player contracts and transfers. The daily mail makes loads of statements as fact but with no backup, have they bugged wengers office?

    They know us fans are concerned about alexis not signing a new contract and being sold in the summer so they make up a story about alexis leaving and being replaced by reus so they can wind up the dortmund fans as well.

    It may be true that alexis will not sign a new arsenal contract, but the daily mail has no more idea about it than we have. This is the usual media made up rubbish.

  6. Jansen says:

    I would not sign him. No doubt he is a very good player but we have too many players with a dodgy injury record. In fact, many of us attribute our “bad luck” with injuries to being the reason we are out of the title race, yet here we are talking about signing an expensive injury prone player. Makes no sense.

  7. dragunov762mm says:

    I think no one in this forum unrated Reus, he’s a world class winger, but his injury record even quite amazing. Klopp was taking care of him with caution the same as he’s taking care of Sturridge now, but still Marco Reus could’t finish one year without serious injury. Amazingly not like Theo, Reus still managed to reach the top with his restricted minutes of play. Reus to Arsenal? We dream on it, but the reality could bite us big times.

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