Arsene Wenger has reportedly identified a replacement for Alexis Sanchez should the forward refuse to remain at the club.

Despite being in sublime form this season, Sanchez’s future in London remains uncertain with his contract set to expire in less than 18 months.

According to new speculation, the Gunners have already chosen a back-up plan in the transfer market should the Chilean international say goodbye to the club this summer.

A report by the Daily Mail is claiming that Wenger is interested in the signing of Dortmund star Marco Reus who has previously been linked to Arsenal.

The 27-year-old has a concerning injury record but his ability is undoubted in Germany where he is regarded as one of the country’s star forwards, especially after being voted as the 2016 ‘Bundesliga Idol’.

Following unsuccessful attempts to sign the likes of Riyad Mahrez and Julian Draxler, Arsenal are now being tipped to make another audacious move in the transfer market by tabling a bid for Reus whose price tag is deemed to be around €40 million.

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