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Arsenal Receive Yet Another Injury Boost: Key Star For Champions League Opponent Injured

Marco Reus’ injury woes continues as the 25-year old was ruled out for up to four weeks due to an ankle injury that he suffered in Germany’s 2-1 win over Scotland on Sunday. Borussia Dortmund revealed earlier today,

“Team doctor Markus Braun on Monday diagnosed a partial tear and stretching of ligaments. The club expects the player to undergo a rehabilitation programme of four weeks”.

The injury comes after a long two-month rehabilitation period for Reus, which put him out of the World Cup, after he suffered from torn ankle ligaments in June against Armenia. The injury to Reus will be an even bigger blow for Dortmund who start their Champions League campaign on 16th September.

Reus, who refused a new contract at Dortmund in July, was a key player last season as he scored 23 goals and had the same number of assists to his name in 44 appearances. The arrival of new faces in attack might upset the Dortmund cohesiveness upfront, which is another reason why Reus will be a key player this year too. With the departure of Robert Lewandowski to title rivals Bayern Munich, manager Jürgen Klopp and the Dortmund faithful were hoping that Reus would stay fit for the whole season.

Dortmund play against the likes VfB Stuttgart, FC Schalke 04, Arsenal and RSC Anderlecht in the next month or so and they will definitely miss Reus especially against Arsenal, against whom they have failed to win last year in the same competition. However, there is some positive news regarding Jakub Blaszczykowski who returned to action in August after missing nearly seven months due to a cruciate ligament rupture he suffered in January this year. The Poland international is close to 100% match fitness and might replace Reus in the upcoming games despite him being a right winger.

The former Champions have had an indifferent start to their season as they lost on the opening day to Leverkusen and ended up conceding the fastest goal in Bundesliga; after just 9 seconds. They got back to winning ways against Augsburg but were far from convincing as they were shaky, especially during the final minutes.

Arsenal plot stunning swoop to sign German Superstar

Arsenal’s transfer window would come as mixed feelings for the fans. Despite having signed 4 players in a matter of a week, the Gunners ultimately failed to sign a central defensive midfielder and ended up with Danny Welbeck from Manchester United on deadline day. Arsene Wenger however has set plans early for the next summer as the DAILY MAIL reports that the north London club will do their all to sign Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus for next term.

Reus has attracted the likes of Manchester United and Barcelona for quite some time now and his abilities for the Westfallenstadion outfit has simply wowed the entire football fraternity. Disaster however struck when the 25-year-old missed the World Cup days before the grand tournament suffering a devastating ankle injury during the 6-1 win over Armenia in the Die Mannschaft’s last warm up game.

Reus has so far failed to sit with Dortmund officils to sign a contract extension and the report claims that Wenger, who is a huge fan of Reus intends to activate the £20m buy-out clause in the player’s contract, which is due to kick-in next summer. Reus showed he has fully recovered from his injury with a sumptuous form with a stunning performance last week in Dortmund’s 3-2 win over Augsburg in the Bundesliga.

METRO however has taken the interest from the Emirates outfit on a different level claiming that Arsene Wenger will head the queue for Reus’s signature and has already signed off on a formal bid. The Media outlet also believes that Manchester United, Real Madrid and Liverpool are also expected to join in the hunt for Reus should he not commit to a new contract at Dortmund.

REPORT: Arsenal Plot A Shocking (Improvised) Bid For Marco Reus

According to the latest reports, Arsenal made a sensational £40m bid to sign Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus.

Reportedly, Borussia Dortmund rejected Arsenal’s first bid but the North London side is expected to come up with an improved offer.

Even though Marco Reus is regarded as one of the best players in the World, he may leave for a transfer fee of around £20m next season as there is a release clause in his contract, which can be activated end of this season. Few earlier reports suggested that Dortmund’s attempt to renew contract with Reus failed and this may force Dortmund to consider selling the German star now rather than losing him for just £20m next season.

Reus has all the required attributes like dribbling, finishing, and play making skills to be successful player at any top club in Europe. Marco Reus is a natural winger but he is also versatile enough to play as a central forward, a position which Arsenal are desperate to fill after Giroud’s injury.

If Wenger manage to seal this deal, it will be one of the best transfer windows ever for the North London side who have signed the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Calum Chambers, and Mathieu Debuchy already in this window.

In other Arsenal news, Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck is very close to secure a loan move to Emirates.

Liverpool: 3 Forwards Who Can Give Sturridge A Run For His Money

Liverpool have added faces to their squad and have intensified the fight for first-team places, with astute signings such as Emre Can, Lazar Markovic, Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren, etc. However, one place where their reinforcements do not seem enough is in the role of the striker, where Daniel Sturridge is the only first-team-worthy striker. Rickie Lambert is not at a stage where he can play week-in, week-out as the first choice, and Fabio Borini has shown rare glimpses of the talent for which he was signed. Liverpool need to get one quality first-team striker, who can give Sturridge a run for his money, and compete for a first-team place. FootballFriendsOnline found three options that Rodgers could look at:

1. Radamel Falcao: AS Monaco are willing to loan him out on a season-long deal for £12million. If Falcao could choose where he wanted to go, Real Madrid would be at the top of his list. Liverpool are getting  Divuck Origi next season, which makes a season-long loan for Falcao a sensible option. It might go against all that FSG has done so far (preference to youth), but it would be good if they can get a player like Falcao. In the peak of his career, he could perform up to Liverpool’s expectations, with his ability to outmuscle opposition defenders. He has good shot accuracy, too, as seen by his Squawka stats in which he took 50 shots in the Ligue 1 last season, of which 30 were on target. Injuries wrecked the end of his season and denied him a chance to participate in the World Cup.

2. Edinson Cavani: Edinson Cavani seems to be displeasure at being made to play second-fiddle to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, throughout last season. Obviously, he cannot replace Zlatan, but he could have been given a more central role than last season. Cavani has expressed a willingness to leave if he receives a good offer, and Liverpool can make him an offer he wouldn’t want to refuse. He doesn’t fade out during games, putting in runs tirelessly. He has good all-round play and could supplement Sturridge. However, his playing style is unlike Luis Suarez, as he provides a foil to Suarez when they play together for Uruguay. If Rodgers chooses to play them both together, Sturridge and Cavani might take time to adjust to each other’s style of play. However, there will be no stopping them once they start firing in tandem.

3. Marco Reus: At this time, this is the most unrealistic, yet the most perfect addition. Reus possesses all the attributes that could make him a success at Liverpool. He can play behind the striker, on the wings and as a striker, if required. He scores goals, grabs assists, takes on and beats defenders for fun and is exceptional at dead-ball kicks. He would be the perfect distraction for opposition defences, as he is capable of creating havoc if used judiciously. Unfortunately, his future has been subject to speculation, with Bayern revealing details about his transfer clause to set the cat among the pigeons at Dortmund. Reus has declared that he wishes to stay at Dortmund, and has supposedly denied a move to the Premier League, but Rodgers’ persuasion skills could be put to use here.

Liverpool have also looked at cheaper options than those given above, such as Ezequiel Lavezzi and Wilfried Bony, but any of these two players will not be a significant addition to the team. Rodgers knows that he should spend big, to show that he means business and catapult Liverpool’s hopes higher than the top-4 place they are currently in for. All of the three players mentioned above may be difficult to sign, but Rodgers could use Liverpool’s progress as a team, to sign any of them.