If you watched the international friendly game of England vs Germany then you may not have seen much of Julian Draxler apart from when the youngster made his way onto the pitch. However let me reassure you that this young German international is well on his way to greatness and has been labelled as one of the game’s most upcoming gems for some time now.
Interestingly in regards to Draxler, he has been linked with a move to Arsenal several times already in his career and although it may seem natural considering every young player usually ends up being linked with the Gunners, there is something different about this case because Draxler continues to talk about Arsenal on every opportunity he gets.
Draxler was first linked with Arsene Wenger’s army a few years ago when he just broke into the Schalke O4 team. Now a regular the latest rumours suggested that Le Prof was weighing up a £30 million move on transfer deadline day of the window just gone.
The consistent speculation regarding his future was then heightened when he revealed that he turned down a few Premier League clubs, with Arsenal believed to be one of them. However if there does become a tug of war for the now full German international, Arsenal won’t have too much to worry about in terms of convincing him, because he seems pretty keen on Arsenal already.
In a Q&A session with the BBC before kick off yesterday, Draxler made an incredible five different references to Arsenal, increasing speculation that not only does he recognise the club’s quality but also that perhaps he has an interest in joining the Gunners.
Draxler mentioned three Arsenal players including Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil, whilst he also complimented the Gunners’ form as well as the fact that he clearly sees Arsenal as one of the biggest clubs in England.
I think if Draxler wants to come to Arsenal then it would be a stupid opportunity to turn down. He is true quality and is only ever going to improve, my only concern is that at what is sure to be a very pricey expense, is he worth it considering the fact we already have a fair few wingers and attack minded players already in the team?