At half-time during tonight’s 4-0 win over Coventry, ex-player and seemingly well connected Bundesliga pundit Jan Aage Fjortoft Tweeted this:
Re: Draxler I understand that Schalke and Arsenal have agreed a fee. If he will leave now I don’t know. But this is latest info #afc
— Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) January 24, 2014
Pressed on the ‘news’ after the game tonight, the Arsenal manager was quick to play it down, saying, “Draxler? Honestly, no. That is again an illusion. We have no need to take players on the flank.
“We don’t rule a striker out. But at the moment I cannot announce anything.”
The boss was more keen to praise youngster Gedion Zelalem, who became the first player born after Arsene Wenger took charge of the club, to make his debut for Arsenal.
“Zelalem has shown he is not scared,” said Wenger. “He wants the ball and you could feel their is some vision & personality behind his passing.”
Quotes via @gunnerblog