Much of the talk surrounding Arsenal transfers of late has pertained to the potential departures of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.
Arsenal aren’t accustomed to paying A-list wages and the potential salary demands of these two could force them into the arms of other clubs.
And British media outlet, The Telegraph, reports that Arsenal have made a contingiency plan should they lose one or both.
Marco Reus has been identified as a potential replacement for Alexis Sanchez or Mesut Ozil should Arsenal fail to extend the contracts of their two star players.
Arsenal fans may rightly ask why the club don’t try to buy him anyway? Such a signing could only help to persuade the best players to stay.
And, while he likes to play on the wing, Reus can effectively operate in any of the front four positions that Arsenal offer in their preferred 4-2-3-1 formation.
A front four which included Sanchez, Reus and Ozil would be a dream to watch and TFF believes Reus is an even better player than Ozil.
He has many of the same qualities but more pace and tends to get more involved in the biggest games. Ozil, meanwhile, continues to carry the tag of a player who can go missing when it comes to the crunch.
Reus has played at the top level for club and country and would surely have been a key member of the World Cup winning Germany squad if he hadn’t got injured on the eve of Brazil 2014.
He’s scored 9 goals in 29 appearances for Germany and been consistent at club level too with 80 goals in 171 games for Dortmund.
Arsenal fans: would you take him over Ozil?