Arsenal have been linked with striker after striker so far this summer, but are yet to actually come up with the goods, apart from Japanese youngster Takuma Asano. Arsenal fans will be hoping to soon be put out of their disappointment on the Arsenal transfer front by Arsene Wenger, who is reportedly looking at a number of top quality strikers. Le Prof, though, is hardly known as a big gambler and is more likely to be seen playing on the no-deposit slot machines!
Aside from Aubameyang, Higuain, Lukaku and Morata, one name that is also on the possible-Arsenal-signings list, is the Wolfsburg and Germany international Julian Draxler. Draxler may not be a conventional striker, having played most of his time at Schalke on the wings. However since his move to Wolfsburg last summer, Draxler has often played up front. The striker has shown promising quality when leading the line and looks to be the perfect fit for Arsene Wenger to turn into a top quality front man, if he cannot find an already established experienced striker that is.
Like many of the names above however, Draxler wouldn’t come particularly cheap, with Wolfsburg unwilling to part with a player they only signed last summer on a five year contract. However the German club would supposedly be willing to sell at around the €50 million mark, a price that Wenger is reportedly willing to match.
To see Draxler at the Emirates would be extremely promising for a number of reasons. Firstly Draxler has all the attributes of a good striker with pace, strength as well as a strong ariel ability. Secondly he is still young and can be developed into the Arsenal style of play. He was a target of Wenger last summer and Arsenal even reportedly made a bid, but it was rejected.
Lastly his adaptability and versatility on the pitch means that he could play a number of roles for Arsenal on the pitch. This could come in handy when the inevitable injures start to kick in.
Draxler would be a costly investment but I think he would certainly be worth it. What do you think about the latest developments?