If there is no smoke without fire, then Arsenal are definitely making a concerted bid to bring Julian Draxler to the Emirates. He will definitely find many friendly German faces around, including Per Mertesacker who is extremely keen to have his countryman join our ranks.
The BFG said in the Metro: “He [Draxler] is a great talent,”
“He has already make a big impact at Schalke and in the German national team, despite his young age.
I have been watching the Euro U21 competition with great interest. Whilst many are calling for Wenger to splurge on experienced, proven talent, as I explained (‘Arsenal can compete with the big boys with youth, brains and transfer savvy’ 5th June), Wenger will likely need to enhance his squad with players who haven’t quite reached their peak. This tournament provides a great showcase of young talent with some fantastic players who have already attracted the attention of the elite clubs. The likes of Isco, Thiago, Veratti, Holtby, etc are well known and thus the prospects of signing for Arsenal are perhaps diminished. Instead I would like to discuss some alternative players who have caught the eye and how they could supplement the Arsenal squad if recruited. .......Read the full article here
Don’t worry Arsenal fans, Arsene Wenger is not just sitting on his hands while rival teams snap up players like Demba Ba, Lewis Holtby and Daniel Sturridge. Arsenal are like a cheetah on the African savannah, lying in wait, coiled like a spring ready to pounce. Any old antelope won’t do, however. We are waiting for the juiciest, most succulent prey to come along. The only problem is, we might starve to death before that happens.
Arsene Wenger is expected to bring some significant new players in to the Arsenal side during the transfer window this month. There are some key positions that need improving and covering in case of injury, and Ivan Gazidis has indicated that the Arsenal board will back Wenger to spend some decent money, although the amount is debatable.
It is no surprise, then, that some Gooners have reacted angrily to the Gunners missing out on four players who have been linked with a move to the Emirates. First, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar decided to sign a new contract with his club, Schalke. Then, Chelsea activated the £7 million release clause and signed Demba Ba, while Juventus have almost wrapped up the transfer of the Spanish international striker Fernando Llorente. .......Read the full article here
There are worrying reports emanating from Germany that suggest Arsenal are close to missing out on the transfer of the talented young midfielder Lewis Holtby. The dynamic 22-year old played against the Gunners this season in the champions league for the German club Schalke, and was very impressive.
With his contract at Schalke due to end in the summer, Holtby has told the Bundesliga club that he is ready for a move to the Premier league. A number of clubs were interested in him, but it seemed as if Arsenal were leading the race. His first choices were Everton, who his English father supports, and Arsenal, because of our history, style of play and reputation. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal are believed to be the favourites to be the next club of Lewis Holtby. The midfielder, who plays for the German Bundesliga side Schalke, has decided not to sign a new contract and could leave on a free transfer in the summer. Liverpool are also very keen on the 22-year old, but his English father is an Everton fan, and Holtby has said that he would be reluctant to join their rivals. .......Read the full article here
There is no chance of Arsenal meeting the German side Schalke in the next round of the Champions league, the draw for which is made tomorrow, as they were in the same group stage. The team from Gelsenkirchen could still have an effect on the rest of the season for the Gunners, however.
Despite topping their European group, the manager of Schalke, Huub Stevens, has been sacked from his job and replaced him with Jens Keller. Keller had been in charge of the under-17s but has been moved up, Stevens got the chop after six league games without a win left his side seventh in the Bundesliga. .......Read the full article here
Lewis Holtby is a German international with an English father who is one of Arsene Wenger’s top transfer targets for Arsenal. The 22-year old midfielder is out of contract with his German club Schalke at the end of the season, and so will be in a position to negotiate with other clubs about his free transfer in the summer. The other option will be for Schalke to sell him in January in order to recoup something for one of their star players. .......Read the full article here
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. .......Read the full article here
The Schalke midfielder Lewis Holtby, who is half-English, is in exactly the same position as Theo Walcott and is free to decide where he will be playing next season. His agent has already revealed that he has received a “very interesting proposal” from an English club, believed to be Arsenal or Liverpool, and he is free to sign a pre-contract in January.
Holtby himself said yesterday: “It will be a decision of the heart,”
Lewis Holtby is one of Schalke’s danger men and Arsenal will have to keep a close eye on him in the champions league game tonight at the Emirates. The Gunners scouting team may be keeping a close eye on the youngster as well, after learning that his contract is finished in the summer and he would love to play in the Premier league.
The 22-year old was born in Germany to a German mother, but his father is from Liverpool and influenced his son to be an Everton fan. Holtby has revealed that he has always admired Arsenal as well, but is focusing on his form this season rather than thinking about his next club. .......Read the full article here
As early as February this year it was being rumoured that Arsenal had supposedly already arranged a pre-contract with the Schalke midfielder Lewis Holtby, who is (like a couple of our players….) entering the final year of his contract at the Bundesliga club.
The deal seemed dead in the water with no more Arsenal rumours linking Holtby during the Euros, but now it seems that the interest has now been revived. According to this mornings Mirror, Arsenal are testing the water as they are looking for a straight replacement for Theo Walcott if the Englishman still refuses to sign a contract extension. .......Read the full article here