Julian Draxler has given an interview to Bild in which he has expressed his desire to leave Wolfsburg.
The German international only joined them from Schalke last summer, and the Bundesliga club have recently gone public to say the 22 year old would be staying with them.
That appears to be at odds with what Draxler made clear, in quotes translated by our friends at Sport Witness.
“I want to leave Wolfsburg,” he said. The coach knows for more than three weeks.
“Two days after the semi-final at the European Championships I told him how I see the whole situation and what I want – which is to leave the club.
“It was always clear between all parties that I would like to go to a top international club if the opportunity arises.”
Bild mention both Arsenal and Juventus as possible destinations, but with Arsenal badly in need of a foward and Arsene Wenger a keen admirer of him – going back a number of years – you’d hope this is a situation that the Gunners are really on top of.
Obviously we’ll have to wait and see, and with three or four years left on his current deal, it’ll take a hell of an offer to make it happen. Are Arsenal prepared to do that?
We’ll see. For now it’s a 5 on the Poo-o-Meter, but this one does tick a lot of boxes.