Marco Reus’ injury problems haven’t deterred Arsenal and Manchester United from signing him, according to reports.

The 28-year-old has been out since May with a ruptured cruciate ligament and isn’t expected back until March at the earliest.

Despite that, Calciomercato claim that Arsenal and Manchester United are still interested in signing him.

Arsenal have been linked with Reus as far back as his time at Borussia Mochengladbach.

They were unable to sign him after he had his breakthrough season in 2011/12, when he scored 18 goals and got 12 assists.

He went on to join Dortmund, the club where he started his career, and established himself as one of the best attackers in Europe.

In five seasons with the club, he’s amassed 89 goals and 61 assists in 189 appearances.

Due to his injury problems, it’s likely that a move to another big club has passed him by.

It’ll take time for him to return to his best form following a serious injury, and, in my view, would be a risky investment for many clubs.

He has the quality Arsenal will need if and when Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez leave, but next summer may not be the best time to sign him.

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