Arsene Wenger has been done a massive favor by his friendly foe, Jose Mourinho, with the Chelsea boss’s declaration of no intention to sign Dortmund hotshot, Marco Reus.
The 25-year old superstar has been linked with nearly every top club in the world, from Germany through Spain, England to France, with recent reports leading to the belief that Chelsea had been in the lead.
Mourinho, though, has come out to openly state that he would not be the one to bring Reus to the Premier League, as he apparently already has enough stock of his quality within his ranks.
“We don’t want Marco Reus”, Mourinho is quoted as saying in his pre-Match press conference before their Champions League game with Schalke 04.
“The market is closed and the player belongs to Borussia. We have top players in his position”
Arsenal’s major rival to landing Reus, it appears, would be majorly among fellow English rivals as United have apparently been very up-to-date on the playmaker’s situation. City’s struggles to establish themselves this season may see them scouring for reinforcement and may be looking to steal the star from under our noses.
Yet, we must still keep leading in the race to sign him, as we are in need of another world class playmaker to supplement the likes of Ozil and Alexis as we continue to rebuild the Arsenal to the force it once was. His injury record aside, Reus is a true superstar who would massively boost our team for years to come, giving us a more than decent chance to have trophy laden days.
Reus is a self-professed fan of the attractive brand of football we play, which has led many to believe that landing his signature will be a battle between Arsenal and Barcelona – one of which he wanted to happen during the last summer window save for his injury. However, with Barcelona not so keen on him at present, it would be worthwhile to capitalize as early as possible before some big spender bangs a billion on the table.
Borussia Dortmund may have a reason to want to offload him, with the recurrence of knee injuries sure to generate some concern about his fitness.
ANOTHER INJURY in Dortmund’s draw away at Paderborn will keep him out till 2015 and that must be a worry for any club, never mind we condone Diaby through over forty injuries, and counting. The well-covered love-in between Jurgen Klopp and Arsene Wenger maybe a factor to swing the pendulum in Arsenal’s favour, especially if ground work has begun on the stylish 47-year old stepping into Wenger’s suits in the no distant future.
Reus had been moved to join Dortmund from Borussia Monchengladbach in order to join up with the galaxy of stars who were dominating the BundesLiga. Now they’ve continually disappeared and the League turning into a monopoly for Bayern Munich, the idea of a fresh challenge appeals to Reus, even as a host of Germans have made the move to England, with Arsenal possessing the largest contingent.
More disturbing too, is that the results are no more going in Dortmund’s favour, another inkling to why he would definitely be pushing for a move elsewhere.
Now though, he figures it is the right time to move to the club where the great stars really do the greatest things. He doesn’t seem likely to go to Madrid, neither is it expected that Dortmund will keep giving title rivals Bayern the entire arsenal they need to keep them perennially in their shadow. Barcelona are yet to sound him out, leaving us with the Premier League as his most likely destination.
It is ludicrous that such a player is available for less than £50 million in today’s market. It’ll therefore not be about who brings the biggest cash but where he really would love to play, according to the way they play.
Arsenal, it has to be.
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