Arsenal Officials Held Positive Draxler Talks In Germany Last Week – Report

By on May 21, 2014

A familiar name is once again being linked with a move to Arsenal with reports today claiming that club official flew to Germany last week to hold talks over a move for Julian Draxler.

The 20-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to the Emirates over the past 12 months and we were understood to have been close to doing a deal in January only for Arsene Wenger to pull the plug after refusing to meet Schalke’s £37m asking price.

However, Football Direct News are reporting in their ‘exclusive’ that we have renewed our interest and made contact with Schalke last week to resume negotiations.

The report claims that Arsenal officials flew out to Germany last week to watch Draxler captain his country during a 0-0 draw with Poland and held positive talks with the player, his agent and Schalke representatives about a summer switch to north London after the match.

Now, as exciting as this all sounds, I’m hugely skeptical about this report as Football Direct News haven’t got the best reputation when it comes to ‘exclusives’ such as this.

They may have picked up their information from another source or foreign newspaper, in which case there could be something in it, but for now I’m taking it with a pinch of salt until I read it in a more trustworthy outlet.

Also, the youngster was quoted earlier this week as saying he will still be at Schalke next season and most of the daily newspapers seem to think we’ve gone cold on the player and moved on to other targets.

As great a talent as Draxler is, right now there are other area’s of the team that need strengthened as a priority, so perhaps it wouldn’t be wise to spend over £35m on an attacking midfielder when we need a world class striker and defensive midfielder.


  1. Ebuka

    May 21, 2014 at 9:59 am

    We dnt need him for nw

  2. etimigba nathaniel pere

    May 21, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    draxler is nt needed at arsenal please…we have Rambo, Oxlade, wilshere will take care of it in the middle of the park. What we nid is defensive midfielder and stricker nd sagna replacement.

  3. AbonyoFred

    May 21, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    We dont want him. Wenger should go for Reus/di Maria, Benzema/ Mandzukic, Lars Bender/Gundogan/Martinez and Aurier

  4. manoza

    May 21, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    You have said the same thing to Hazard, Mata, Suarez and now Draxler. For sure arsenal fans are specialists in failure.Why don’t you allow more talent to compete? why do you bother with some players being benched. We need trophies, let the manager do his business.

  5. Habumuremyi Evode

    May 21, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Plz! We need a full striker, A right back, one Central defender, one Left back (Monreal should be sacked!) and one defensive midfielder

  6. Ebuka

    May 21, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    @manoza.if anybody is a speciist in failure it should be u.u dnt spend 35 mill on smeone who dosen’t play lyk chamb. Ramsey.carzola.we need smeone more dan dem.someone dat wont be lost in a star match.

  7. Tolulope Daniel Afilaka

    May 21, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Pls Pls Pls, Arsene Will need to buy premiership Striker like. Like Remy, Or Benzema. Up Gunner

  8. denso

    May 21, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    pls pls stop buying players from france only.

  9. austin

    May 22, 2014 at 11:06 am

    To be candid this is the time for recrutment. Remove that policy in salary structure. Go as early possible before its late not at end of the exercise. Good luck.Augustine.

  10. ben ongaya

    May 22, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    giroud shud be asked to leave coz podolskis carear is @ risk with wenger using him as second option,we nid a candid striker to play alongside podolski

  11. Chyzychigozie

    May 25, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    If arsenal can get Draxler fine but i think we this names mentioned, we can do well

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