Arsene Wenger has had two great opportunities to watch Arsenal transfer target Lewis Holtby recently. The versatile Schalke midfielder can also play on the flanks or as a support to the striker, and he impressed Wenger during the recent Champions league matches enough to earn himself a move to the Emirates, apparently.
His contract with the German club is due to expire in the summer, and Schalke are trying to persuade him to renew with them, but Holtby is putting off a final decision until the German winter break. Recent statements from the player, who has an English father, suggest that he wants to play in the Premier league. He should soon get his wish, reports the Daily Star, because he at the top of Wenger’s list of transfer targets for January.
Liverpool are also thought to be keen on Holtby, although he admitted that if he moved to Liverpool, it would be painful for his dad who is a lifelong Everton fan. 22-year old Holtby has been a star of the Schalke side since returning from a loan spell two years ago. With Schalke striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar also looking set to move on, perhaps Wenger can arrange a two for one deal?