Arsenal lining up bid for German playmaker

Arsenal are being linked with a move for German international and Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder, Marco Reus.

At the prosperous age of 22, Reus would fit in well with the Arsenal transfer policy and add some much needed creativity to the Arsenal attack.

The Gunners saw the serious outgoings of Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas over the summer and despite acquiring Yossi Benayoun and Mikel Arteta, haven’t looked nearly as threatening going forward as they used to.

Reus has scored 21 goals in 70 appearances for the German outfit and operates mainly as an attacking midfielder but can also be placed in a more offensive role.

The playmaker has been featuring well for Monchengladbach this campaign as the club currently see themselves at the staggering position of third, and potentially a Champions League spot if they can keep up their form.

If the Bundesliga club do drive a hard bargain for their asset, Arsene Wenger may be put off however, as the 22 year-old is untested at a Premier League or European standard.

That being said, Reus did make his debut for the German national side in Euro 2012 qualifier against Turkey earlier this month, and will now be attracting suitors on an international scale.


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