Three reasons why Arsenal should sign Marco Reus ahead of Liverpool
Katie Falkingham examines three reasons why Arsenal would be wise to sign Marco Reus this summer
Arsenal need a goalscorer to assist Giroud
Having scored 53 goals in three seasons for Borussia Dortmund, Reus would be a great addition to the Arsenal squad as they push to win their first Premier League title since 2004. Although the German international isn’t the out-and-out centre forward that Arsene Wenger is looking for, the Gunners manager is reported to have named Reus as a man he wants to see playing at The Emirates next season, and with the 26-year-old favouring a move to England this summer, the transfer is well and truly on the cards. Dortmund are reportedly asking for around the £50m mark for their number 11, and with a budget of £200m for this transfer window, Wenger should have no trouble landing the former German Footballer of the Year should Arsenal make an offer.
The Champions League
Liverpool are the hot favourites to land Reus this summer, despite not being able to offer him Champions League football after failing to land a top four position during the 2014-15 Premier League campaign. The temptation of top-flight football would surely be enough to bring Reus to the red side of London, having scored 12 goals in the competition in his three years at the Westfalonstadion. The Gunners won their first piece of silverware at the weekend, claiming the top spot of the Emirates, and will be pushing for more as the season commences, so if Reus is wanting to move to a team with ambition, he need look no further than Arsenal.
Reus wants to work with Wenger
Arsenal’s French manager is a massive fan of Reus and has been keen to sign the versatile player for some years now, and it seems that the German is eager to play under Wenger too. Reus is reportedly very impressed by Wenger’s managerial record, and is keen to develop as a player under the 65-year-old. Reus would bring versatility to the Arsenal squad, and could play across three positions in Wenger’s favoured 4-2-3-1 formation, allowing the likes of Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey to play in their preferred positions.