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The prospect of Dortmund superstar, Marco Reus, being available on the showcase for purchase is astonishing news sure to alert many a Chief Executive, Director of Football, etcetera, and the fact he is not even wrapped up in a ridiculously expensive diamond casing should have Arsene Wenger ringing up Gazidis for serious negotiations. This is the kind of lottery you spend your school fees to play. This is the kind of player Arsenal must pay the price to lure our way.
Germany may have won the World Cup without him, and his continued injury struggles may induce some reservations about the level of his fitness and what he can actually do, but anyone who has followed Reus’ career from his breakthrough season at Borussia Monchengladbach would tell you the only thing not easy to fully grasp about the 25 year old at first sight is the correct pronunciation of his surname, not his calling.
Named the BundesLiga player of the Year for the past season, ‘woodyinho’ has been the mainstay of the rebuilt Dortmund side, which was tipped for collapse after Mario Goetze and Shinji Kagawa left the club for pastures anew. He was the fulcrum of Jurgen Klopp’s terrific three, with Aubameyang and Henrik Mkhitaryan, whose fast and furious play last term haunted defenders for 90 minutes on the pitch, and extra time in their nightmares.
Playing with the swag of a popstar, and possessing the technical prowess of a freak of an Einstein equation, Reus is as versatile as any attacking midfielder currently playing the beautiful game. With loads of pace in his locker and a great eye for goal, he ticks all the boxes for any team whose football revolves around the attractive and proactive – a team like Arsenal. And the fact the often crest-fallen looking Gunners could do with some pace in what sometimes appears to be a band of legs strolling through a fashion runway, getting Marco Reus into the team will go a long way to variegate the options we have going forward.
He will, of course, not be coming into a team where he will be expected to be the saviour, a factor which may have contributed to the underwhelming displays of his fellow countryman, Ozil. But by linking up with the troops already on ground, his inability to be kept quiet during games will influence the other lads to step up and produce their best – the genuine trait of world-class players. The World’s best always go for the best, and so if we are to truly challenge Barcelona and Bayern to trophies, we must first match them pound for pound on the market before we get to the field.
The German has also been wanted by other top clubs around Europe with Manchester City, Barcelona, Liverpool and Manchester United all in the mix to land the prolific attacker and are said to be ready to battle for his signature should the opportunity spring up.
If Reus should choose to swap the view of the magnificient and ever breathing “Yellow Wall” for any destination in the world, all related to Arsenal FC – the fans, the Arsenal Germans, his idol Rosicky and Wenger – must do all to convince him that Red is the color of life and the club North of London is the place where he’s destined to rule.
Yaya Toure, Zlatan Ibrahimovich, Eden Hazard, Cesc Fabregas II… Surely we don’t want Reus on this list too?
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