Picking an Arsenal XI to include Marco Reus: Does Ozil get in?

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How would Arsenal line-up next season if they signed Marco Reus?

How would Premier League challengers Arsenal line-up next season if they signed Marco Reus?

The Mail has reported the Gunners are interested in signing the Borussia Dortmund attacker, as they consider their summer options. The German international would be a stunning addition to their team, and expect to be a regular starter.

Fitting in all of Arsenal's top stars is not easy however. Here is a look at one of the ways Arsene Wenger could squeeze them all into the team...


                      Debuchy      Koscielny     Mertesacker     Gibbs

                                          Coquelin     Cazorla

                                  Sanchez                       Reus




The big question emerges over what to do with Mesut Ozil. As Arsenal's record signing, they would be remiss not to squeeze him into the side, and the position behind the striker we have slotted him into, he could interchange with Olivier Giroud.

The problem with including Ozil, is it pushes Santi Cazorla back into a deeper role, when he has played so well in the number 10 position. With Reus in the line-up, there is not room for Ozil, Sanchez and Cazorla all to play in attacking positions, unless Giroud were to be dropped and Alexis lead the line.

Notable omissions

It's not just Theo Walcott who does not make the cut, a player who The Mail report could be sacrificed due to his unsigned contract, as part of an offer for Reus.

Summer signing Danny Welbeck also does not find his way in, but it is the midfield spots where competition for places in most intense.

Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta are all absentees, but if your view is this line-up is too attacking, slotting Ramsey in for Cazorla, or moving the Spaniard forward and replacing Ozil, are possible alternatives.

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