Arsene Wenger is considering an ambitious summer bid for Marco Reus according to The Telegraph.
The report suggests Reus could be a replacement for Walcott whose contract expires at the end of next season, and the club appear to be unsure about offering an extension to the injury plagued 26 year old.
Reus had signed a contract extension earlier in the season, which saw his release clause removed. But the recent announcement of Jurgen Klopp’s resignation may make Reus think twice about staying beyond the summer.
Arsenal would no doubt face stiff competition from the likes of Real Madrid to sign Reus, but you can see why the Emirates could be an appealing destination for the German. He won’t become ‘just another’ star, like he could at Madrid, he’d be one of a few world class players at the club that are idolised and built around.
Reus may not be an essential signing, but it’s fair to see he’d be an improvement on Walcott. The German is extremely talented, and the thought of him joining excites me. He’s capable of playing as an attacking midfielder, on either flank or even as a striker. His versatility in attack is very appealing and would see him easily interchange with Arsenal’s already very interchangeable attacking force.
The 25 year old has scored a brilliant 53 goals in 111 games for Dortmund, so he would help chip in with goals for the club.
Arsenal’s attack is crowded, but Lukas Podolski, Joel Campbell and Walcott could all be moved on this summer.
The Telegraph suggest Wenger is now targeting four players this summer. Would that be enough? I think so. Let me know your thoughts on this summer by commenting below.