Dortmund’s Marco Reus to miss big Arsenal clash

Normally Arsenal fans are used to getting extra injuries when there is an international break, but just for once it seems the tables have turned in our favour.

The Gunners have a daunting opening Champions League game away at Borussia Dortmund in eight days time, but we have been given a boost by the fact that Marco Reus has sustained an ankle injury in Germany’s 2-1 win over Scotland last night, and is now likely to miss the match against Arsenal.

The youngster, who has been rumoured to be a target for Arsene Wenger for over a year, already missed out on his country’s World Cup win due to an injury to the same ankle, although the Germany boss Joachim Low is reserving judgement until further tests have been carried out.

“Reus turned his ankle again and it is the same one as the one against Armenia,” Loew told reporters.

“Initial diagnosis suggests it may not be as bad as before the World Cup. But we will have to wait for more checks.”

Much as don’t like to gloat when our big opponents lose important players, Arsenal will take any advantage they can get before the gruelling run of matches coming up for the rest of this month, starting with Manchester City this weekend, swiftly followed by the visit to Germany.

Dortmund and Arsenal are the two favourites to progress from this group, but a win in Germany will make us hot favourites to finish top of the group for a change, and Reus’ absence will be a little boost ahead of the game.

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  1. Even if he plays, we still will win.
    Didn’t we win 1-0 at their home last year, even with Lewa and Rues playing?

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  2. The group is much harder than Aderlect on paper look like the whipping boys- no offence meant. anyone saying that Arsenal and BVB are clear favourites is a bit deluded since Galatasary are no push overs plus we seem to have a not so good history against them. BVB have taken a hit lately and are not as good as say 3 years ago but they are still a really hard team to beat. The impact of Walcott and Welbeck will determine how hard or easy it will be to emerge from this tricky group

  3. I think that this group will be a surprise. Everyone will under estimate Aderlect to their detriment. Galataarstry will be hard to beat at home. It will be a tricky situation but not an impossible group.

  4. we will still win irrespective of his presence. im new here but love reading yall comments can i get an induction.haha

  5. I hope we do not play
    Bayern Munich again.
    So really boring!!!
    Lets hope we go some where really
    interesting like Barcelona or Madrid.

  6. This is a tough but manageable group, but, um afraid if we have an injury to any of our CBs, we doomed. Chambers can’t withstand UCL pressure especially away from home.. Wenger has just messd up again n um praying we will not face Bayern in knockout after finishing second…… Sam gunner? Sure? Aren’t you Same Same in disguise….?

  7. I can’t be happy that Reus might miss the match. He’s one of my favorite players to watch (since I’m a big Germany fan) and I also like playing other teams at their best. I think in our case missing the players we have out it balances out but you want to field your best 11 against theirs and have great match. If we can’t beat the best 11 Dortmund have what hopes do we have against Barca, Bayern, Madrid, etc if we play them?

  8. @Casleycol, did you just say Chambers won’t be able to stand UCL pressure away from home? I guess you didn’t watch the game against Besiktas away. He was one of the most outstanding performers that night. Even with Southampton, if he could play against UCL-level teams like Chelsea, Man City, Man U, Liverpool all away from home then i do not see any problem with him being under pressure playing for a better side @ UCL.

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