Wenger targets £15 million Draxler

  Julian Draxler of Schalke is challenged by Felipe Melo of Galatasaray during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between Galatasaray and FC Schalke 04 at the Turk Telekom Arena on February 20, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey

There is an interesting story doing the rounds today linking Arsenal with a move for the very impressive Julian Draxler for a fee of around £15 million. So what do we know about him?. Well he definitely fits the bill of a typical Wenger signing he is a young, quick, creative and relatively unheard of, I’m sure for many fans this would be the first time they had even heard his name. 


He has been capped four times for the Germany senior squad and has been a key player for Schalke this season. He has made a total of 34 appearances scoring 11 goals in all competitions this season. 


There will be many Gooners that will be thinking the last thing  needed is another attacking midfielder baring in mind that that the likes of Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wilshere, Rosicky, Cazorla are all around the first team. But I would have to disagree. For me one of the most painful things I have witnessed this season is seeing the likes of Ramsey, cazorla and Podolski being deployed out of position, I would welcome the signing of Draxler. He would more than likely operate as part of a front three playing either left or right, He is quite similar to Cazorla in respect of the fact he can use both feet and also has quite a similar playing style. Although if I was to liken him to anyone I would say he is more like a quicker Mesut Ozil. 


In summarising I would say this is a very likely signing, Schalke who reportedly need the money due to mounting debt, also with reports coming out of Germany that they are willing to sell at the right price and that would be around £15 million this really is a no brainer especially with the likes of Rosicky who is not getting any younger and it appears there has already been considerable pressure from the board for Wenger to spend. I am hoping that is the case as any fan would have noticed investment is seriously needed.






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