Arsenal have been given a boost after Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus Allofs admitted the club may be finally willing to sell Julian Draxler.
The Germany international did ask to leave Wolfsburg last summer after a disappointing season but the club refused to sell him.
Arsenal continue to be linked with a move for the 23-year-old, as well as Paris-Saint Germain, and Allofs says if Draxler were to ask to leave again the club may now agree to his exit.
“We’d evaluate it differently now and maybe give our approval the next time,” Allofs said on Sport1. “The story did not help him, and it did not help VfL.”
Wolfsburg are currently enduring an underwhelming campaign, they lie 14th in the Bundesliga table, just six points off the bottom and having lost six out of their opening 11 games.
Draxler too has failed to impress, he is yet to score a league goal in nine appearances and a representative close to the player has recently admitted he will definitely leave the club and is keen on a move to Juventus.
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The 23-year-old’s current deal with Wolfsburg lasts until 2020 but there seems little chance of him seeing out his contract.
It now seems certain that Draxler will be on the move, either in January, or more likely in the summer although there is expected to be huge interest in his services from around Europe.
Arsenal have already had a bid for Draxler turned down in 2014 when he opted to remain with Schalke but Wenger is believed to retain an interest.
While he has endured a poor campaign, Draxler remains one of Germany’s brightest young talents, although with Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez already at the club, if he were to arrive he would undoubtedly cause Wenger a few selection headaches.