The Gunners were interested in the Dortmund star.
Despite reports in the Mirror claiming Liverpool currently lead the race to sign Borussia Dortmund contract rebel Marco Reus, it was Arsenal who prepared a bid for the German before his latest injury.
According to respected Vozpopuli journalist Kike Marin it was the Gunners who had lined up a £27m offer for Reus before the 25-year-old suffered an ankle injury ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
El #Arsenal estaba muy interesado en Reus y creo que podría haber pagado los €35 millones de su cláusula, pero su lesión lo paró todo.
— Kike Marin** (@Kike_Marin_) July 29, 2014
Speculation that the Reds will sign the Germany international have increased in recent times after it has emerged the attacker has rejected a new contract offer from Dortmund.
Although Reus is contracted at the Signal Iduna Park until 2017, a clause in his current deal means his buyout fee will drop to £27m in 12 months time.
It’s unlikely the North Londoners will be looking to sign the forward anymore though, as since their interest they have instead landed Alexis Sanchez in a £35m transfer from FC Barcelona.
Reus however is still considered to be among the finest players in world football currently and many at the Emirates Stadium will be disappointed to learn how close the forward came to joining their club.