Julian Draxler won't shut up at the moment and a lot of it is about Arsenal. The young German star clearly wants to play in the Premier League and would fancy a move to one of the top clubs, having already mentioned Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea. It's Arsene Wenger's side which are getting the most coverage in relation to a Draxler transfer, largeley because he's German.
The signing of mesut Ozil in the summer raised Arsenal's rpofile in Germany more and there's now a connection, meaning that when a German star becomes available it makes sense he's linked with a move to Arsenal.
Draxler has been pushing things along himself, he's been quoted by The Daily Star and others as saying "Arsenal is a very nice team. I sometimes speak to Mesut or Per about the club and they’ve only good words.
“They always have very young players and play attractive football. But I’d better not speak too much because I think the people at Schalke would not like to hear it.”
Leaving very little to the imagination there but then that's his style in interviews, Draxler is aware his comments will be reported and what will be inferred from them... he's done this kind of thing for several months but is now starting to name teams more and that creates bigger news.
Draxler was also quoted by the BBC this week as saying "I like English football. I like the Premier League of course - it's one of the best leagues in the world. You have big clubs like Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea - of course it's a big dream to play for one of them."
Arsenal don't really need Drxler but then they didn't really need Mesut Ozil and that hasn't turned out too badly for them. The player clearly fancies the move and Ozil and Mertesacker have helped convince him what a great club Arsenal is, it's now all up to Wenger.
He wouldn't move in the January window but Draxler looks destined to exit Schalke next summer.
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