Highly-rated German international Marco Reus has long been linked with a move to the Premier League, predominantly to Arsenal, who are believed to be keen admirers of Reus’ talents.
The 27-year-old has been a mainstay for Bundesliga powerhouse ever since his 2012 return from Borussia Monchengladbach and has so far made over 100 league appearances for his boyhood club. Reus bagged 76 Bundesliga goals for BVB during the last four years which is quite an impressive tally for a wide player.
Marco Reus has however struggled with injuries over the past two season, with the recent ones preventing him from making it to the FIFA World Cup in Brazil and France’s Euro 2016.
The German international was supposed to return to first-team duties midway through September, however he is no longer able to make his comeback in due time after suffering a set-back in his return from an abductor problem.
Having looked past Reus’ injury issues, Arsene Wenger was keen to bring the exciting attacking midfielder to Emirates during the summer, having revived the interest which dates back to the summer of 2014.
Arsene Wenger made Reus his prime target at the time, but the London-based club ended signing Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona.
Arsenal manager reportedly once again moved in for Dortmund superstar on the last day of this summer’s transfer window, which was believed to be the reason why Lucas Perez’s deal came through so late.
According to different reports, Marco Reus snubbed Wenger’s approach in order to stay in Germany, reiterating his commitment and dedication to the club which had plenty of problems to hold on their prized assets in the past.