If Arsene Wenger does finally get the transfer of Julian Draxler done today after being linked with the talented young Germany international for years, as the latest Arsenal transfer rumours from the likes of the Daily Star are suggesting may happen, it could give the Gunners a double boost to our hopes of trophy success this season.
The transfer of the 23-year old from the big spending French club PSG would increase the chances that Arsenal would finally sanction to sale of Alexis Sanchez to PSG but that may well happen anyway so I am going to look at the potential positives of signing Draxler rather than any negatives. We already have more than enough of them around Arsenal.
The German attacker could fill that role on the left flank that Alexis will vacate and we have already signed a new centre forward in Alexandre Lacazette, with Olivier Giroud a very effective option as well. Draxler is a pretty versatile player as well and would also give the Gunners an option more centrally where Mesut Ozil is currently the first choice.
As well as giving us an option and Ozil competition to keep him on his toes, the fact that Draxler and our number 11 play international football together is also a plus point as they could further develop an already good understanding on the pitch.
I think Draxler would be a great transfer addition for Arsenal, but will it happen?