Arsenal’s search for forward improvements this summer is obvious, and Julian Draxler has long been mentioned as a potential candidate.
The German international has been on Arsene Wenger’s radar for some time, but any hopes of signing him this summer appear to have been snuffed out after Klaus Allofs refused to countenance a sale.
In an interview with Sport 1, the Wolfsburg manager was asked specifically about the future of Draxler, and seemed definitive that the 22 year old was going nowhere.
Pressed on whether or not he’d be wearing a Wolfsburg shirt next season, Allofs said, “With Draxler it will be 100% like that. He will stay at VfL. There is no discussion.
“It is not the time for any vow, but we will not sell Julian. Our plans are clear.”
Whether or not Arsenal have Draxler on their shopping list this summer is another thing, of course, but if we do it looks as if our sights are going to have to set elsewhere.
Arsenal also have reported interest in Wolfburg’s left back, Ricardo Rodriguez, who the club have already admitted could leave. However, there was no mention of him or his future in this piece.