The Gunners have been heavily linked with a £30 million bid for the highly rated youngster over the past month ahead of next week’s transfer deadline, and could make a move with Arsenal’s midfield depleting game by game.
The former Arsenal goalkeeper feels Draxler could remain at Schalke until the end of the season however in order to face Real Madrid in the Champions League last 16, but he feels he would be a good fit at the north London club.
According to Express, he said:
I think Julian Draxler is perceived to be one of the greatest, talented young players in Germany.
So it would be a good move for him to go to Arsenal.
Probably not now in the winter break because he can still play Real Madrid in the Champions League with Schalke. He can see Schalke will be qualified for next year’s Champions League.
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With Arsenal, he has a bigger likeness of playing in the Champions League next year, which is quite certain. Of course, it may give him a bigger chance to play at the World Cup with Brazil.
He can play on the left of midfield or centrally, where Arsenal currently have Santi Cazorla and Mesut Ozil, not to mention Lukas Podolski, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Serge Gnabry, Jack Wilshere, Tomas Rosicky and Aaron Ramsey, who can all fill those positions. However reports state that Wenger wants to do what he did with Henry/RvP by turning Draxler from a wide player into a centre forward.
His performances for Schalke have so far made it clear that he has both the skill set and the physique to lead the line at the highest level. He stands at 6 ft 2 in and the athletically built attacker would be able to provide a target for Arsenal in the air while also providing ability on the ball, which he has in abundance.
It’s quite evident that Wenger wants to complete that deal now in order to stop other big clubs from pouncing in the summer, particularly with the German’s release clause of a reported £37 million coming into play from June. Hopefully we will sign him this month to boost our title chances, however it’s likely that we will only make some kind of deal this month to bring him in the summer.
Should we sign him this month or wait until the summer?