Report suggests that Arsenal have identified Sanchez replacement

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez reacts

The future of Alexis Sanchez at Arsenal is up in the air, with the Chilean yet to agree a new contract.

Arsenal's Alexis SanchezArsenal's Alexis Sanchez

Arsenal have identified Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus as a potential replacement for Alexis Sanchez, should the Chilean fail to agree terms on a new deal with the club, according to the Mirror.

Sanchez, 27, has been in scintillating form for the Gunners so far this season, scoring eight goals and chipping in with five assists during 15 appearances for his side.

Arsenal's failure to tie him down on a long-term deal has left many of the club's fans worried about losing a player of Sanchez' calibre, but the report from the Mirror today will make them feel a little calmer about the situation.

Reus, who is the same age as Sanchez, is highly coveted within the game, and his blistering pace along with a keen eye for goal makes him an ideal candidate to replace the former Barcelona man, should he fail to sign a contract extension with the Gunners.

Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus celebrates after defeating Bayern Munich in the German CupBorussia Dortmund's Marco Reus celebrates 

The Dortmund forward has 29 caps for Germany to his name - a tally that would have been so much more had he not succumbed to injuries which kept him out of both the 2014 World Cup and EURO 2016.

The report claims that Reus is valued at around £30 million, which would represent a fantastic piece of business for Arsenal, should they be forced into looking for a replacement for Sanchez.

The German is currently in the final stages of his rehabilitation following a lengthly injury lay-off, so Arsene Wenger will surely be keeping a close eye on Reus to see if he has lost any of his electrifying pace during his spell on the sidelines.

Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus celebrates scoring their third goalBorussia Dortmund's Marco Reus celebrates 

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