It’s well known that Arsenal have a long standing interest in Julian Draxler, and reports about a bid for him were an everyday occurrence in January.
However, it seems that a summer move for the German international is on the back burner with the player himself admitting he’s probably going to stay in the Bundesliga.
Speaking to BILD, he said, “I have absolutely no transfer thoughts. It is guaranteed there’ll be speculation but it’s very, very likely that I’ll play next season here [at Schalke]”.
It’s obviously early in the summer, and much can happen between now and August 31st, but it does seem as if Arsenal’s interest has cooled.
That said, it’s unlikely we’ve heard the last of his name mentioned alongside ours, and it remains to be seen if Arsene Wenger sees him as somebody who can improve the squad in a significant way this summer.