Arsenal have been linked with a possible transfer for the Germany international Julian Draxler for just about as long as the 23-year old has been playing football, but if the recent Arsenal transfer rumours are close to the mark then the transfer may finally be set to happen.
Even though the Daily Mail report on the topic contains comments from Klaus Allofs, who is the sporting director of the German star’s current club Wolfsburg, dismissing the suggestion that he could be sold in January, the player himself has restated his wish to leave.
Draxler said as much in the summer and it has not gone too well with the fans of the Bundesliga club, surprisingly enough, and they even booed and jeered him when he came off the subs bench at the weekend. Draxler can understand their feelings but he did not take back his comments about moving on and that makes his leaving Wolfsburg all the more likely I would think.
The versatile attacker said, ‘I don’t think I need to tell anybody what [being booed] does to a person – it certainly doesn’t help you.
‘There’s no doubt it makes it hard for you to perform on the field.
‘I can understand the fans, though. They have every right to do that. I said in the summer the way I feel and I stand by that.’
Despite the German club’s denials you would think that Wolfsburg would listen to a reasonable transfer bid and with Draxler’s comments, are Arsenal being given all the encouragement to sign him in the transfer window?