Arsenal’s bid to sign Julian Draxler from FC Schalke 04 has reached a tipping point, with Arsene Wenger today stating that no deal will happen in January.
The Daily Mirror report that the Bundesliga club were willing to part ways with their star player for a cool £37 million, but although the Gunners board told Wenger the money was available, the French manager declined to pay that much for a player not yet the finished product.
Wenger went even further in his morning press conference, seemingly suggesting that Arsenal have never actually been interested in the German.
“The Draxler situation has been created by the newspapers, not by me,” said Wenger.
“He will stay at Schalke.”
Wenger did say that he hopes to sign at least one player in the remaining hours of the transfer window.
“We are trying to bring one body in because of Ramsey’s setback,” said the Arsenal boss
“We’ve been hit by the red card of Flamini and Jack Wilshere is also not available so in the area where we had plenty of players, suddenly we are a bit short.”