The respected journalist who predicted the Mesut Ozil deal claims Arsenal will snap up Julian Draxler…
Arsenal are favourites to sign Schalke attacking midfielder Julian Draxler when the January transfer window opens, claims respected football journalist Jan Aage Fjortoft.
BREAKING NEWS! I understand Arsenal are big favourite to get Schalke’s Wonderkid Julian Draxler. I understand Wenger talk to him often #afc
— Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) November 30, 2013
Draxler is one of the most promising young talents in world football, and has shone domestically in the Bundesliga, earning him 10 caps already for the brilliant German national side.
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The 20-year-old would likely command a whopping £40m transfer fee, due to his age and the interest of countless elite European clubs.
Arsene Wenger proved in the summer though with the £42m Mesut Ozil signing, that he’s prepared to shell out serious money for the right players.
The Gunners already have a wealth of attacking midfield talent, with the likes of Ozil, Santi Cazorla, Theo Walcott, Lukas Podolski, Serge Gnabry, Tomas Rosicky and the Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all competing for two places.
The addition of Draxler then may mean Podolski is used solely as a backup striker option, and Oxlade-Chamberlain could be played as a centre-midfielder instead of a winger.
Alternatively, Wenger could use three attacking midfielders, meaning Draxler could start from the left, with Ozil central, and either Cazorla or Walcott from the right.