German playmaker admits Arsenal favoritism

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Borussia Monchengladbach star Marco Reus has admitted an admiration for Arsenal.

The versatile German playmaker, who can play in either the midfielder or attacking position, has recently been linked with a move to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich.

However, the 22-year-old rejected the possibility of a move to the Allianz Arena, but admitted a clause in his contract means he could leave the club in 2013, and that Arsenal might be able to tempt him into an Emirates switch.

"I have everything I need. Here I have a great environment with great people with whom one can talk about things other than football," he told Der Westen.

"I can leave in 2013 for a specific sum."

Continuing his interview with the German publication, Reus admitted a favoritism towards the Gunners stemming back to his childhood.

"I think everyone has their favourite club from youth. And I was always a fan of Arsenal, because I appreciate the culture of their game," said the former U21 international.


Arsene Wenger spent big this summer enhancing his attacking midfield options at the Emirates, with Mikel Arteta and Yossi Benayoun drafted in at Arsenal in the closing stages of the transfer window.

However, Benayoun's deal is only on a season-long loan, and should Arsenal wish to pursue Reus, it appears they would be well position to secure the player's signature.

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