According to recent Arsenal transfer rumours, the FC Schalke and Germany international star Julian Draxler was thought to be high on the list of potential signings for Arsene Wenger in the January transfer window that is fast approaching. But the exciting young player has suffered yet another injury setback.
The attacking midfielder only lasted 11 seconds of his club’s most recent Bundesliga game, a narrow home win over Augsburg on Friday evening. And the injury has been named as a pulled thigh muscle that will see him play no more part for Schalke or Germany for the rest of this year.
So not only does this pretty much rule out a transfer bid for Draxler from the Gunners in January, because he will not have had time to prove his fitness by then, it could mean that the German may never end up coming to play in north London. Draxler has not long been fit enough to play again after the injury that ruled him out of the World Cup finals in Brazil.
Surely Wenger will think that there are enough young injury prone players in the Arsenal ranks for us to risk spending a lot of money on another one. And if the Frenchman is keen to strengthen Arsenal’s options in that area as early as January, then we could end up with a player like Marco Reus, hopefully, and that could mean that we give up on Draxler.