Before this years Euros Arsene Wenger said that he didn’t expect to find any surprise new possible signings for Arsenal at the competition, due to the quality of his extensive scouting system, but he did say that it would give him a chance to take a closer look at players that he has already been made aware of.
One of Arsene’s long-time targets, if the rumours are to be believed, is the German youngster Julian Draxler, who was considered to be a child prodigy during his time at Schalke. Last year the 6ft 2in winger moved to Wolfsburg and Wenger revealed that, amongst other young players at the tournament, he was keen to see how Draxler performed.
‘At the moment I think most of the young talented players are in France,’ Wenger said.
‘We speak about (Anthony) Martial, we speak about (Kingsley) Coman, who are still about 20. And I’ve seen a very interesting young talent from Turkey – (Emre) Mor.
‘You have as well some other players like (Leroy) Sane in Germany. It will be very interesting as well to follow what Draxler is doing, he’s still a very young player.’
Right now I think that Sane and Coman are probably more accomplished young Germans, but those two would be hard to prise away from their clubs. With Wolfsburg finishing out of even the Europa League places this season, Draxler may be able to be persuaded to move to the Emirates.
Would Arsenal fans want the 22 year-old to come to Arsenal to develop even further under Wenger?