Arsenal’s pursuit of FC Schalke 04 attacking midfielder Julian Draxler has received a boost with Gunners forward Lukas Podolski revealing a friendship with the wonderkid.
Draxler has been regularly linked with a move to Arsenal for much of the last year, with his performances since breaking into the Gelsenkirchen outfit’s side highly impressive for his young age.
This week, the UK press have suggested that the Germany international is wanted by Arsene Wenger to be converted from winger to centre forward due to his similar characteristics to former Gunner Robin Van Persie – and Podolski’s words will only fuel the transfer rumours.
In response to a tweet from an Arsenal fan regarding Draxler, Podolski praised the youngster.
@mutibullet Yes, a good friend and great talent.
— Lukas-Podolski.com (@Podolski10) January 15, 2014