Draxler keen to play behind the striker.
Arsenal target Julian Draxler has hinted that he would prefer to play centrally for Schalke but says he understands why he is being used from the left.
The 20-year-old playmaker has started the majority of games from the left wing this season, with just two of his 18 starts coming in his favoured no.10 role.
Some newspapers have used the comments as ammunition to further links between Arsenal and the young Germany international but Draxler says he can understand why he is behind summer signing Kevin-Prince Boateng and 18-year-old wonderkid Max Meyer.
“I’ve now come to terms with the fact that I won’t always play in the no.10 position,” Draxler said.
“We do play a flexible system, however, which means I can keep popping up in the centre.
“It’s understandable when you sign a player of Kevin’s class that you use him in his strongest position.
“And I can also understand Max playing centrally. His abilities are put to better use there than out wide.”
Draxler has previously admitted that he admires the Emirates Stadium club.
“I have always said English teams are very big clubs and Arsenal is of course one of them,” he said after Germany’s 1-0 win over England in November.
“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.
“I have said every summer I have to look what is the best for me and I will do in the summer again and we will see what happens.
“You never know what happens in the summer, but Arsenal is a very, very nice team.”