Why Arsenal Could Still Sign Marcos Reus

The 25 years old German player from Borussia Dortmoud who just missed out on playing at the World Cup in Brazil after injuring his ankle ligaments in a friendly against Armenia has been linked severally to Arsenal over the last few seasons with particular reference to the £35 million release clause in his Dortmund contract.

The news of the injury that ruled him out of the World Cup has quieten the noises that he could still leave the Bundesliga this summer, and references have been made that Arsene Wenger’s interest may have cooled as a result. But with the French man you can never know, despite doubt as to the veracity of the bid for Julian Draxler in January when he was out injured with an Achilles problem, Wenger showed an interest in signing him. This was confirmed by the German himself at the ongoing World Cup that he turned down the move preferring instead to remain in Germany.

The quality of Marcos Reus is not in doubt. He has been the live wire of Borussia Dortmoud attack over the past season, assuming a more important role after the departure of Mario Gotze to Bayern Munich. A particular attribute is that he is versatile. He can play in both wings, and in both positions in attack. An explosive player with an uncanny directness to is play, and adept at being a transitional mover by moving between the lines in a counter attack without dwelling too much on the ball. Those are is undoubted qualities. But he is presently injured and has been ruled out for three months.

Yet, If truth be told, the injury suffered by Marcos Reus cannot put paid to any transfer should Arsenal’s interest is true when Wenger past antecedent is considered. Arsene Wenger is well known to adopt positions that sometimes defiles logic particularly with the signing on loan of the Swede Kim Kallstrom who was known to have a broken back before he was signed from Sparta Moscow in January. With Wenger famously saying that he it was already late in the transfer window and there was nothing the club could do due to the fact they could not get a another player that late in the transfer window.

But looking at it from another angle, would Arsene Wenger be willing to spend that much on an injured player in a Summer transfer window? What kind of message will that send to the squad.? The Draxler injury was short term at the time, and he ended up featuring against Real Madrid in the Champions League in February.

As much as Wenger sometimes does strange things, it is very unlikely that he would bring in an injured Marcos Reus, as he is likely to get a player he would hit the ground running, and not one who would joined the long list of injured players at the club.