It’s well known that Julian Draxler’s relationship with Wolfsburg has broken down, and that the Bundesliga club are willing to sell him in January.
It’s also well known that Arsene Wenger is a long-time admirer of the German international, so his availability should, in theory, be something the Arsenal manager is paying keen attention to.
However, the 23 year old has been strongly linked with a move to PSG, with personal terms and fee apparently all agreed, or close to agreed at least.
Not so fast though, apparently he’s got some thinking to do. A member of his ‘entourage’, told Le Parisien, “”Nothing is done. Julian is hesitating between PSG and Arsenal. For the moment, he is thinking.”
Could it be that Arsenal are willing to do the deal, and add to the squad in January? Will Arsene Wenger at last get his man, having tried before and failed?
Or, more likely, is it that Draxler and his ‘entourage’ are currently negotiation with cash-rich PSG and are using Arsenal interest as a way of squeezing a bit extra out of the deal?
While we can’t say for sure, our money is much more on the latter than the former. It would be a massive surprise if we did anything in January, so our festive Poo-o-Meter is giving this one a runny old 8.