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Draxler Left Impressed Following Tour Of Arsenal’s Training Facilities

German starlet and Chelsea target Julian Draxler was left impressed after being shown around Arsenal’s training facilities ahead of a potential €45m summer move

With the January transfer window now open for business clubs will be working hard to try and strengthen their squad for the second half of the season, so we’ll keep you up-to-date with all the latest news, gossip and rumours. Today, Julian Draxler is understood to have been shown around Arsenal’s training ground.

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German starlet Julian Draxler was left impressed after being shown around Arsenal’s training facilities ahead of a potential €45m summer move, according to the Mirror.

The 20-year-old is considered as one of the most sought-after young players in Europe after breaking in to the Schalke first team two years ago and has since become a regular in Joachim Low’s senior German international team set up.

His impressive displays for both club and country have caught the attention of several top European clubs with reports in the summer claiming that Arsenal and Chelsea tried to lure him to the Premier League before he eventually opted to remains with Schalke in fear a move would jeopardise his chance of featuring at the 2014 World Cup.

However, the Mirror claim the Gunners are now in pole position to sign the talented attacker in the summer after he was left impressed following a tour of the clubs training facilities at London Colney.

German pundit and agent, Jan Aage Fjortoft – you used to be a professional footballer with Middlesbrough – has also claimed that Arsenal remain favourites to sign Draxler with the north Londoners German contingent seemingly playing their part in luring him to the Emirates.

The player has also recently hinted he could make a move to Arsenal after admitting he has spoken with German team-mates Mesut Ozil and Per Mertesacker about life in London, whilst also praising Arsene Wenger’s team’s playing style:

“I have always said English teams are very big clubs and Arsenal is of course one of them.

“Of course I sometimes speak to Mesut or Per about the team, about the club, and they always have good words and they tell me nice things. You never know what happens in the summer but Arsenal is a very, very nice team.”

“They always have very young players, they play attractive football and that’s what I like.” [source: Mirror]

Arsenal proved with the signing of Mesut Ozil in the summer they are now ready to pay big-money to sign the top talent and they will need to dig deep once again if they want to land Draxler, with the newspaper stating he has a €45m (£37.5m) buy-out clause in his current contract with Schalke.

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The bookmakers have Arsenal as favourites to sign Draxler with the latest odds on Willian Hill offering 4/1 that the German attacker will end up at the Emirates. Obviously things can change very quickly in football but I’m sure Gunners’ fans would be delighted if the youngster makes his way to North London as he’s one of the hottest prospects in European football right now.

Do Arsenal supporters rate Draxler? Do Chelsea fans think their club should try and sign him? Share your views below.



  1. Yazin esa

    January 6, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    AW Pls Signe

  2. Zubair hammed physiryourmi

    January 6, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    We nid a striker

  3. Abiodun adewumi sunday

    January 6, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Pls prof arsene wenger sign him let dis be ur year

  4. Prince Moses

    January 6, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    I think much of him r in d team right now, though nothing is wrong should we go 4 him, our priority 4 now is clear a top class striker dat will help us 4 a title push. Gunners 4 life

  5. Millz

    January 6, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Fjortoft is from Norway, not Germany. Draxler would be a good replacement for Rosicky who looks like he might off in the summer.


    January 6, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    I was also on tour two seasons ago they ddnt sign me just ended buying a lot of shirts for my kids

  7. senky eduard

    January 6, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Draxler can be aperfect replacement 4 rosicky but prof has 2 consider direct number 9 first, de likes of Hernades, costa can fit.

  8. stemck

    January 6, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    Jan fjortoft is not german!! Idiot.

  9. Maiso job gunner

    January 6, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Please prof has buy to him since walcot is out.

  10. Ogunjobi abiodun

    January 6, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    Pls prof sign striker 1st in january,and then draxler in summer.gunner’s till i die.

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  12. arasportswi

    January 7, 2014 at 4:45 am

    We r on top n wenger doeznt knw haw 2 stay der,hahaha,he himself iz no koach ryt nw…yur 2strikers(giroud n bendtner) r off,u’v gat 1striker(podolski) on d bench bt a visionless koach wants 2 use a no7(theo) as a striker,does it make sense n kan dis help us,hv u seen milner striking 4 man city or lennon striking 4 tot’am,wenger b serious n bring in rooney,mata n berbatov or defoe,draxler kan wait,we nid diz kup,wenger,think!

  13. Malaysian gunner

    January 7, 2014 at 5:20 am

    Get a proven striker and the gunners could win the epl.
    berbatov springs to mind. He is experienced and tested in the epl and cl.

  14. Piusdan

    January 7, 2014 at 5:35 am

    If only I ran things in Arsenal as a manager,I will sign Costa,Martinez or Hernandez for d top striking position and one central defender who will run strong things incase Per & Cos get injured & d EPL title will be in my hands come end of 2013/2014 season.

  15. Shadrach

    January 7, 2014 at 6:50 am

    I tink we need a striker 4 nw prof should buy costa or martinz b4 anyother player pls. Gunners till the world end


    January 7, 2014 at 6:57 am

    We gunners are in need of high class stricker for replacement of girou,an intelligent strong and tall one midfilder.the title will be ours

  17. Sani A Ahamad

    January 7, 2014 at 7:58 am

    Please sir wenger draxler is a good player sing him and d.costa

  18. Abu

    January 7, 2014 at 8:03 am

    Arsenal need a good striker that can play champion league and epl

  19. Rachid Kerdel

    January 7, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Stupid article. School is back mate.leave adult conversation to adults. “Unimpressed”…the content and the headline are not related.get some cohesion in your thoughts before grabbing a pen…idiot.

  20. Isiaku

    January 7, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Hmm i will be happy to see draxler at emirate stadium

  21. samug

    January 7, 2014 at 10:13 am

    pls prof sign draxler and costa….its enuf for us to win EpL and FA cup…..even champion league…plssssss……

  22. Isiaku

    January 7, 2014 at 10:14 am

    I wil b hapi 2 c draxler at emirate stadium

  23. samug

    January 7, 2014 at 10:15 am

    am dying becus of arsenal…pls prof i hope you can see my comment….arseanl have enuf money to buy players…….plsssss prof buy draxler and costa…


    January 7, 2014 at 11:45 am

    It will be sensible to have a player that will make other team put @least 85% of their attention in the air whenever they are to play against us in order to instil fear on the opponent,I think drax/costa can do that, or if we can sign Eduardo da silva/Beratov 4 tym being & then go 4 costa /Martinez in the summer which would be a welcome ideal

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