5 Europa League players Arsenal should target

Marco Reus

Reus is by no means a Europe League level player, but after Dortmund’s poor season last year – which was in no small part down to losing Reus to injury for large parts of the season – he finds himself playing Europe’s second competition.

The 26-year-old is world class and has scored over 50 goals in three seasons for Dortmund, despite some hefty amounts of time on the treatment table for injuries. He scores goals; he glides past defences with ease, he’s skilful, a sensational dribbler, passer, finisher and commits men to create space around him. He is without doubt an elite calibre of player and he would be a perfect striker to lead an attacking line-up of Sanchez, Ozil and Walcott.

If he stays fit, there is no question Reus is one of the best forwards in Europe and better than any of our other strikers. His injury record is concerning for the likely cost of between £40m-£60m, but it would be worth it in the end for a player of his undoubted quality. He’s a Champions League player and we could offer him consistent Champions League football.