Draxler being sold Arsenal by Gunners duo

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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.

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osy
osy

It could indeed happen. Lol!

barriecuda

Would rather have Reus myself – I think he fits what we need better – but Draxler is shaping up to be another prodigious German talent and is a great prospect.

remember the invincibles
remember the invincibles

Reus and Draxler. Germany is new France

AkaSuzaku
AkaSuzaku

I just don’t think that it is very likely for Reus to switch teams very soon. And even if he does, it probably won’t be Arsenal.

Draxler on the other hand is very likely to transfer to a bigger team in summer. If we pay the 30 somewhat millions in summer I’m pretty confident that he will agree to join us.

Mitchell Lahm
Mitchell Lahm

We. Need. A. Striker. Thank you.

tightarse
tightarse

draxler nice bit of news.

KT
KT

I like his name. Got a cartoon villain feel to it. Can’t believe how much the transfer market excites me now after the years of people wanting out

Thanis Lim

He would be a welcome addition to the German Contingent at Arsenal. He’s not the striker we hoped for though.

CLS
CLS

He’s the player we deserve.

Ze German
Ze German

German word for wonderkid is ‘Wunderkind’ 😉

Draxler is a great prospect. He’s also playing nearly regulary Champions League Football for Schalke since he is 16years old. Still very young and much experience. Get him!

Anuzza German
Anuzza German

the “wonder kid” was, i believe, ironischer Sarkasmus. Not a strong point for us i know so i thought i’d help.

itshopethatkills
itshopethatkills

it’s good to hear players sought all over europe declaring their admiration for arsenal…things are looking good lads

gunner for ever
gunner for ever

I hate it when shrewd clubs,players and agents use the name of arsenal to promote and over price themselves as if there is some sort of interest from Arsenal.What we need is a striker in January transfer window!!!!! We talk about what we need most and act in January, try to get at least one trophy this season.We talk about the summer when the summer comes.Come on you goonersssssssssssssss!
“In Arsene we trust”

Rejected
Rejected

Typical Germans! Always wanting to come to London and play for this great club. Very soon the whole German national team will be playing for us. I’m loving it!!

Graeme
Graeme

I’d be happy to chip in the 38 quid

you
you

Been thinking for a while draxler has a bit of henry about him….

i think if we’re want to buy a world class striker in the summer, we’ll struggle. Buying a very good young winger and wengering him into a world class striker, on the other hand… doable. I think if we go for draxler thatll be what its for.

Zorro in the Box
Zorro in the Box

Love the use of the word “Wengering”

asdabee#truegunner
asdabee#truegunner

getting draxler would be a plus. As we have most of our effective mid-fielders in their thirties already. Plus, having a proper bench can never hurt.

alx96
alx96

Other than TR7, which of our midfield player is over 30?

Rufusstan
Rufusstan

Arteta is, and the Flamster will hit that mark before the end of the season.

Rufusstan
Rufusstan

Bugger, forgot.

After that its Santi (28), and after that its the kiddies.

Besides TR7 is effectively 27 anyway 🙂

TR7 > CR7
TR7 > CR7

Rosicky practically never puts in a bad shift. For 33, he’s immense.

Arsenel
Arsenel

Wunder = wonder, Kind = child

if only they had a word in English for that 😉

Flaminal
Flaminal

Am I the only one who sees him as the perfect Van Persie replacement. He’s young, two footed, tall, has decent pace and a shot almost as powerful as Poldolsk. I’m up for him signing.

fredflintstein
fredflintstein

Yes mate – you’re the only one. RVP is a striker?

Zorro in the Box
Zorro in the Box

Not the first one but I think he’s something new rather than a replacement. And that’s what’s more exciting. Keep as a razor AM or Wenger him into a non-forward sitting striker. Buy him, let’s find out!

DanishGooner
DanishGooner

Wunderkind?

Heroldgoon
Heroldgoon

Germans♥♥♥♥♥♥

Vish
Vish

Am I the only one who got the goatse reference?

Anon
Anon

It’s just a really old and overused meme.

Mooro
Mooro

Looks like a young Arshavin. Name like a Bond villain.

An intriguing combination.

kolo's foreskin
kolo's foreskin

‘Gotze (a man who can pull defences apart and leave them red raw)’

First class bloggery right there.

Gandalf's Kebab
Gandalf's Kebab

If he played American Handegg he’d make an excellent wide receiver

vnet
vnet

Can someone please explain whats the joke behind the name “Gotze” ?

goatse
goatse

google works

LANS
LANS

It really does seem as if the profile of Arsenal has been significantly raised this season.
I don’t think you would find red hot talented players from other leagues talking about us in such rosy terms last season.

Dick Swiveller
Dick Swiveller

Aye, even if it’s only them trying to get a move elsewhere, it’s not bad publicity for getting the agents to think about a place they can get a decent 20% from.

Andrew Johns

Vish, there was no reference. You just have a sick mind.

Cheesus
Cheesus

No carrot metaphor today Blogs?

mat
mat

Young and has a huge potential but can’t see the needs for arsenal to go for an attacking mid even for the summer. He needs playing time and rightly so. It’s good to see good player like him thinks arsenal is the place to pursue their career.

deano

The way the Germans bang on about Draxler it would be a massive statement if we were to sign him. Would face some serious competition for his signing. Good thing his mates play for us already!

TURF
TURF

SUMMER SIGNING SURELY!!!!! DON’T WANT TO LUMP HIM UP WITH ALL THE JANUARY FLOPS

Higuain's Biological Father
Higuain's Biological Father

But we already have a german prodigy – Gnabry

NonchalantRepartee
NonchalantRepartee

Great Goatse reference, just what I needed to start the day.

James
James

Yes, it’s good to have kind words from wanted players like this. Yes, it’s also part of a bigger ploy to get other clubs sniffing, increase offers and ease his salary demands if he becomes more wanted as a result.

And yes, we need another Striker.

But, are our natural wide players actually world class? Would we benefit from a Di Maria type who is born to beat people down the flank and provide excellent ball for Giroud + new ST?

Boblex
Boblex

British core, German efficiency, Spanish flair! Another German would be welcome at the Gunners. Agent Per keep doing your stuff!

Alleycat
Alleycat

We defo should buy him, that way the Spuds, Chelsea, city, or Man U can’t… What?

heihaci
heihaci

Marco Reus has a release clause of 30 million. Wneger sign him up as we need more attacking options!

Redcore
Redcore

Great talent but I would be cautious because to me he looks like Arshavin’s younger brother..

TGSTEL
TGSTEL

the white OX

Alleycat
Alleycat

Yeah, but he hasn’t got wet feet that freeze in the winter like Arshy 🙂

Fed Up
Fed Up

Gnabry has pretty much the same qualities as Draxler and even more playmaking ability id say. Only plus for Draxler is his tallness(?) and more playing time but Gnabry would also be a regular if he played at Schalke..

Adam, Watford
Adam, Watford

‘ height ‘ !

🙂

igor stepanovs
igor stepanovs

ahhh. the interlull.

Jack's Right Foot
Jack's Right Foot

I would be concerned if we signed Draxler. He’d be competing with Ozil, Cazorla, Rosicky, Ramsey, Wilshere, Oxlade Chamberlain, Walcott and Podolski, who all play in that attacking midfield trio.

If we signed a striker they’d be helping Giroud. What’s the point?

Thomas GG
Thomas GG

Draxler said over the intl break that he really respected Rambo and Jack (though he mistook Aaron to be English) – is it just me who’s really happy that our very young British Core are starting to attract other very talented players to play alongside them? I’m loving it.

Agina Anthony
Agina Anthony

Draxler will be a fine addition for arsenal in the summer. His comment is a welcome one for all gunners who knows the quality of good players and at his age. Arsenal a good striker in january to support Giroud. Gunners 4 life.

Rosicky
Rosicky

It’s wunderkind 🙂 btw Draxler would be a great prospect but more importantly we gotta go for Dzeko!!

Sixel
Sixel

they have a word for it! “wunderkind”

greets from austria

TR7 > CR7
TR7 > CR7

The scary thing is, I don’t think he would even start in our midfield. I mean, already we’re probably going to have Wilshere and Rosicky on the bench for Saturday.

daniel ujunwa
daniel ujunwa

we badly need a striker that can make hold of the ball,giroud is good in the box but he hard keep hold of the ball and makes us loose possesion recklessly…. a benzema and a pato would be great and about the right back position a montoya or an abate should do……we have a good chance of carrying the league and i cant wait to celebrate soon…have a nice day ya all#