Schalke wonderkid (if only they had a word in German for that) says he’s been chatting to Per Mertesacker and Mesut Ozil about life at Arsenal and that the pair have told him it’s the place to be – like a trendy nightclub or a pop-up restaurant that you can only make a reservation for using Twitter.
Draxler is the latest brightest homegrown talent in the Bundesliga and in a league which contains the likes of Reus, and Gotze (a man who can pull defences apart and leave them red raw), it’s a measure of his talent that he’s being linked with big money moves already.
Talking about Arsenal, he said, “I have always said English teams are very big clubs and Arsenal is of course one of them. They always have very young players, they play attractive football and that’s what I like.
“Of course I sometimes speak to Mesut or Per about the team, about the club, and they always have good words and they tell me nice things. You never know what happens in the summer but Arsenal is a very, very nice team.”
However, there won’t be any January move as he’s committed to his club until summer, saying, “I won’t switch then. It’s very important for me to play nearly every game. For my club I have the chance to play nearly every game, it’s important for me to improve myself.
“I’ve said every summer I have to look what is the best for me and I will do in the summer again and we will see what happens.”
The other thing to bear in mind is that he would probably cost a bazillion and thirty-eight pounds, and although we spent big on Ozil, deals of that size are likely to be the exception rather than the rule.
Still, maybe he’ll have a terrible World Cup and get a disgusting neck tattoo which will lower his price. What? It could happen.