Arsenal is leaving no options unconsidered as they keep on making earnest efforts to be considered one of the premier contenders of the Premier League but somehow, things do not seem to go their way most of the times. Arsene Wenger has been under immense scrutiny with his club still sitting on their much dreaded fourth position in the League table9 points behind leaders Chelsea with 18 games played.
With a whisker more than half the season left, the January transfer window will prove crucial for the English club if they have to restrategize and fuel their hopes of a possible Premier League triumph this season. Also considering the fact that Arsenal has entered the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League, fresh recruits will not be such a bad idea. Wenger, who is known for not be an ardent fan of big money transfers has reportedly been heard about exploring his options and splurging in a limited way if the reputation of the club is on the line. The veteran manager and statistician have been keeping eyes on a number of players in Germany, one of them being the sturdy Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund.
One of the main reasons behind this proposed move is the unsurity of whether Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez would resign a contract or not. The pacey Chilean who has been in phenomenal form for the Gunners reportedly has opened up talks of leaving the English club after a disappointing trophy-less run.Sanchez signed for the Gunners from Barcelona in 2014 for 30million and has become a fans’ favorite at the north Londoners, where he is contracted until 2018. Should the former Barcelona striker leave the Emirates, Wenger will again remain without a specialist talisman up front, hence his interest in Reus is tremendously justified.
Where things stand as of now, Alexis might well be on his way to China post this season after being offered a400,000-per-week deal to play in the Asian country. Now in order to make the striker stay, the Gunners would definitely need to break the bank if they have to go anywhere near competing with that enormous sum of money. And manager Arsene Wenger now considers it a smarter alternative to invest in a new player.
Reus recently returned to action after an injury lay-off and hit the ground running with a double against Legia Warsaw in his comeback match. He’s scored two more and provided four assists in the five games since but was sent off against Hoffenheim for two bookings in the first half. The German midfielder was one of the most promising prospects in Europe but missed out on a host of major tournaments owing to persistent injury problems. Nevertheless, the Borussia Dortmund striker still remains one of the most influential and dangerous midfielders upfront with his brute strength and sheer pace down the flanks.
Inspite of every single rumor surrounding Reus’s possible move to Arsenal, it is more or less confirmed that the midfielder will not be coming to the Emirates anytime before the start of next season. Dortmund, who topped their group in the Champions League are through to the round of 16 and will definitely not let their star midfielder go in what looks like a very prospect-holding season for them.