Agent Claims Arsenal Have Agreed Draxler Fee – Wenger Responds After Coventry Win

By on January 24, 2014

It all kicked off on Twitter on Friday night as agent Jan Aage Fjortoft announced on the stroke of half-time during our clash with Coventry that Arsenal had agreed a fee with Schalke for Julian Draxler.

Former footballer Fjortoft is now a German-based agent and pundit, and is one of the more reliable out there having been the first to break the Ozil to Arsenal deal in the summer. He’s also proven to have solid information on several other deals in the past.

He sent out a the following tweet at half time:

Obviously this caused quite a stir on Twitter throughout the game with fans buzzing at the thought of us making another big-money signing.

Fjortoft was quick to play-down fans getting ahead of themselves and claiming it was a ‘done deal’ by pointing out we had just agreed a fee and there was still a long way to go until Draxler was an Arsenal player. For one thing, he doesn’t know if the deal would be completed now, or in the summer.

When asked about the reports after our 4-0 win over Coventry, boss Arsene Wenger said with a wry smile that he had no news. Now the last time Arsene looked like this was just before we signed Ozil!

Obviously the boss isn’t going to give anything away but the speculation is certainly building. Several newspapers, both here and abroad, reported during the week that we had sent officials over to German to hold formal talks with Schalke and now a reliable source is saying a deals been agreed. Add Wenger cheeky grin to this and things are looking positive.

But lets not get too excited, there’s still a long way to go…..


  1. Prince Moses

    January 24, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    It will be a thing of joy if d deal can come tru, up gunners

  2. dino

    January 25, 2014 at 12:00 am

    i dont normally believe transfer rumours but coming from an agent must be true, and the side smile does say that wenger has something up his sleeves, may Draxter or someone else but wengers behaviour lately suggest that there are news before end of january.. Strangest one is a trip to Spain two days before an FA cup match….

    • Fatboy Gooney

      January 25, 2014 at 12:26 am

      Well said dino.
      In wengers side- smile we trust…lol

    • mustapha lateef

      January 25, 2014 at 5:20 am

      Dats true boss,arsene wenger is just trying nt to get is squad into such dats y he his nt sayin d truth nd even d trip to spain is also somethin to tink about may be he his stil after costa nobody knows

  3. N7

    January 25, 2014 at 12:28 am

    10% likely in my eyes

  4. Morris

    January 25, 2014 at 12:44 am

    The deal is DONE! Either this window or in the summer, JUIAN DRAXLER is gonna be a GUNNER. COYG!! The future is getting BETTER.

    • Mike

      January 25, 2014 at 8:26 pm

      Wenger should do more than that, Nik. B and Giroud are doing their best, but we can see that if not guys like Santi Cazola, Ramsy, Wilshare,Podoski and Ozi, Arsenal will be dry goal drought. We seriously need a natural, intelligent and accurate sharp shooter. with every regard and respect to their sense of hardworking and intentions, Giroud and Bedtner are far below that quality. I don’t know if Draxter is exactly what and who arsenal need for that job, but there are good reports about his talents.

  5. Afeez ajani

    January 25, 2014 at 3:12 am

    Up gunner 4 life, i am sure that the deal have been done best b4 monday.

  6. Will Leeson

    January 25, 2014 at 4:36 am


  7. gito

    January 25, 2014 at 5:47 am

    Nice 1 another gud catch i pray it works out 4 us.

  8. T e m m y

    January 25, 2014 at 5:53 am

    Drexler or not just mke a meaningful striker signing dis window to guarantted our title… if not, am sorry Folks! Welcom to emirate Mr Drex. Lol..!
    @Will Lees… WHY insult?

  9. nelson‏ ‏‎ mandela

    January 25, 2014 at 6:19 am

    perhave it’s true from da agent.but nt so unclear about da deal (dexaler) oh dont forgot da deal of real daried striker before OZIL came to emirates so we waite until 31/1/2014 to came

  10. Annai Sebastian Gudu

    January 25, 2014 at 6:25 am

    Well done mr. Economic wenger

  11. Nelson Ter

    January 25, 2014 at 6:45 am

    Never until its done

  12. ayodeji

    January 25, 2014 at 10:27 am

    I believe gunners we complete deal before on monday.I wish is true.up gunner

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  14. abdulsalam

    January 25, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    seen is bliving

  15. toby

    January 25, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Not much rattles the special one, and he was certainly rattled enough to try and provoke Wenger into a public stoush. Which Wenger has wisely sidestepped.

    I think Mou is rattled because he knows the Draxler deal is real. It is clearly the deal that threatens Chelsea more than any other in this window. Man City are a big problem for chelsea, and with draxler i think arsenal have more quality of a younger age than the blues.

    Good times (for us) if and when the draxler deal happens!


  16. deabbey

    January 25, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Wenger said we are not making headline at the moment don’t mean we won’t, with all fact put together I think wenger is up to something…Draxler I don’t wanna get to excited now.

  17. Ayinla abdulrasheed

    January 25, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Wow, if this is true then let the show began, up gunner’s

  18. sanimasama

    January 26, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    It good. For singning draxler it will add attacking option

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