Arsenal most likely destination for exit-bound World Cup winner
German midfielder Julian Draxler is now just 2/1 to move to Arsenal next summer, according to the latest odds. The 23-year-old had been linked with a move to the Emirates back in August, but a deal failed to materialise.
However, there was a suggestion earlier in the week that Wolfsburg would be open to a potential transfer over the coming months, although odds of 12/1 suggest it may be a struggle for the Gunners to get their man in January.
It would certainly be hard for Die Wolfe to refuse Draxler a move, too, especially given the fact that they’re currently sitting way down in 14th-place in the Bundesliga table, just two points clear of the relegation zone.
And despite talks of a deal worth around £43m taking place in the summer, it’s likely Arsene Wenger would have to part with significantly less than that amount were he to secure Draxler’s services this time around, as Wolfsburg are in no position to negotiate a higher price given their current position.
That’s great news for Gooners, who know all too well about their manager’s unwillingness to spend big on the right players.
A player of Draxler’s calibre would certainly be welcomed at the Emirates, and he could be tempted to join up with compatriots Shkodran Mustafi and Mesut Ozil in north London.
The World Cup winner’s versatility is something that will impress Wenger, too. Although predominantly a left winger, Draxler can also operate from the opposite flank as well as boasting the ability to play through the middle, a lot like Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott.
Much like his current team, the midfielder has struggled to get going in the league this season, and is yet to find the net or make an assist. But it’s only a matter of time before he rediscovers the kind of form that saw the Gunners express an interest in him in the first place.
What do Gooners think? Is Draxler a player you want to see at the club, or does Wenger have more than enough attacking talent already at his disposal?
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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing