Gunners preparing bid for Ozil replacement.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is ready to sign Schalke starlet Julian Draxler this January as he eyes a replacement for Mesut Ozil, according to the Daily Express.
The 21-year-old has been linked with the Gunners in the past, and was reportedly close to moving to the Emirates Stadium last winter, though a move never materialised.
Arsenal are now set to try for him again, with Wenger concerned about Ozil’s struggle to settle into life in the Premier League since his club-record move from Real Madrid last summer.
The 25-year-old is also out injured for the nect few months, leaving Wenger’s side short of quality options in the attacking midfield department.