It seems like Arsenal have been linked with Julian Draxler for ever so it is difficult to think that the German international is still only 24 years old, but he was still a teenager at Schalke when he first came to Arsene Wenger’s attention.
The winger/striker is currently at the star-studded PSG side, where he has been demoted from the front line since the arrival of Neymar and Killian Mbappe this summer just gone and has been pushed back into the midfield. But Draxler wants to be playing further forward and according to rumours it is believed that PSG are now willing to send Draxler out on loan in January, with Arsenal on top of the list as usual.
He is usually considered to be a left-sided winger, which has now been taken over by Neymar and is currently occupied by Alexis at Arsenal. I am wondering if the plan behind getting Draxler in on loan in January will give Wenger the option of letting Alexis go sooner than later and recoup a little of our transfer fees.
Draxler, who has 40 appearances for his country, is prone to injury at times, but was made captain of the young German side that won the Confederations Cup and was even given the Golden Ball for the Best Player of the Tournament as well. Considering that Alexis got the same award for when Chile won the same award at thhe Copa America, perhaps the German could be the perfect replacement?