Arsenal Close On £15m German International Midfielder

By on April 22, 2013

Despite the transfer window being closed there is still plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Arsenal are linked with Julian Draxler.

Arsenal are closing in on the signing of £15m-rated Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler as boss Arsene Wenger prepares to spent his £70m transfer fund to bring the glory days back to north London, according to the Express.

Draxler has emerged as one of the most highly-rated youngsters in German football after breaking into the Schalke first team in January 2011 and has gone on to make over 100 appearances for the Bundesliga outfit.  The 19-year-old is now regarded as a first team regular and has scored 11 goals in his 34 games so far this campaign and has also forced his way into the German national team set up, earning 4 caps so far.

It seems his form has alerted Wenger with the Express claiming the Gunners boss has sent scouts to run-the-rule over the talented midfielder on several occasions this season.

The report suggests Arsene is ready to splash the cash this summer and will pay what’s required to land his top targets, and the newspaper believes we’re close to sealing a deal that would see Draxler move to the Emirates in a deal worth around £15m.

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While I feel we should be concentrating on more established players this summer, if we’re going to spend serious money on a youngster then Draxler would be a great addition. He’s got everything required to become a world class player and I’d love to see how he’d develop under the tutelage of Arsene Wenger.

The reported £15m would big money for us, so if the boss does spent that kind of fee he must be confident of Draxler’s ability. But it’s all paper talk for now so let’s see if this one comes off at the end of the season.

Would you like to see Draxler come to Arsenal this summer? Get involved in the comments section below.

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15 Comments

  1. Mbtaheer

    April 22, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Pls… Asene buy regular player

  2. okikiola

    April 22, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Wll dot need young player wll av sum gud young player lik sifd and is garman broder wll av player on lone pls wenger u ar gud but help us wll fars pls UP GUNNERS.

    • san

      April 23, 2013 at 12:12 pm

      Learn english

  3. Joe ubi

    April 22, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    We need an intimidative striker to arsenal.

  4. Olawale@rapcode

    April 22, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    There is nothing bad in signing player only if the player is good,,i beleave in u wenger

  5. Anon

    April 23, 2013 at 12:07 am

    Even if we had 150 million to spend… who actually trusts wenger to bring in the right players?

    What are we going to get … another gervinho, giroud, santos, silvestre, park, chamakh?

    The man has lost it big time…. all he does is sell his best and buy in mediocrity… I do not trust him to spend that money and improve us.

  6. roy

    April 23, 2013 at 1:08 am

    I’m fed up with reading an article beginning win Arsene has sent his scouts.I only want to.read that we have signed somebody thank you.

  7. JO

    April 23, 2013 at 4:41 am

    Wenger learns nothing and forgets nothing. Don’t be surprised if he says there is no good player in the mkt & goes to e mkt when good players have been taken by serious clubs

  8. Phil dike

    April 23, 2013 at 7:11 am

    We just need good players for the title race next season

  9. Adeniran

    April 23, 2013 at 7:41 am

    We dönt need an attackn midfielder, we have enough already.we only Cavani(a striker) and a better DM dn Arteta

  10. Greatorantus

    April 23, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Buy him he’s gud i tink i lyk him bt wenga mak sure u buy jovetic and cavani o we need them in order to win titles

    • Kenny

      April 26, 2013 at 11:49 pm

      We al knw Wenger can’t buy Cavani so let’s just stop day dreaming. Wenger is a window shopper

  11. Ian

    April 23, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    I think it will be a sink or swim summer for arsene. If we end up with another park, gervinho type we will have 2 change manage. Draxler is a good player and will become a top player. We need a striker who can hit the target, girouds missed so many chances its rediculous. We are a long way behind the likes of utd and city.

    You can bet your life chelsea and city will buy big and the fact is if we don’t we will fall further behind. 4th richest team in the world, richest man in the country as a shareholder. We need to raise our game because we don’t look like that at the moment

  12. Ian

    April 23, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    I think it will be a sink or swim summer for arsene. If we end up with another park, gervinho type we will have 2 change manager. Draxler is a good player and will become a top player. We need a striker who can hit the target, girouds missed so many chances its rediculous. We are a long way behind the likes of utd and city.

    You can bet your life chelsea and city will buy big and the fact is if we don’t we will fall further behind. 4th richest team in the world, richest man in the country as a shareholder. We need to raise our game because we don’t look like that at the moment

  13. Andrew john Gattah

    April 24, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Arsen Wenger !! u need just three gud plays to reform Arsenal team.Don’t go for 10 million players, 30 and above pls.

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