Arsenal transfer rumour round-up – Draxler, Koziello, Manolas

We are months away from the next transfer window, but that doesn’t stop the newspapers from linking Arsenal with moves.

Julian Draxler was believed to have handed in a transfer window during the previous window, only for a move to fail to materialise, and his agent has now insisted that the German international winger will definitely leave his club in the following summer.

“Max Allegri had spoken to Draxler, they were in sync and there was an immediate rapport between them,” Parisi said.

“Wolfsburg have strong owners, but unfortunately for the German fans, everyone wants to leave there. Over the summer Draxler was on the verge of joining Paris Saint-Germain, who had offered nearly €65m (£59m).

“He will definitely leave Wolfsburg at the end of the season. He would’ve gladly run to join Juve and is the ideal for Allegri.

“I repeat: Draxler will leave, but whether or not Juventus are interested again is another matter.

“I think the Bianconeri can still spend big money, as their revenue is close to that of the top European clubs.

“The very real profit made on Paul Pogba will have an effect on their balance sheets for the next few years, allowing Beppe Marotta and Fabio Paratici to make more investments.”

Another creative spark in Vincent Koziello is next on our radar, with the 20 year-old claimed to be in line to replace Santi Cazorla, whose contract is set to expire next summer. The Nice wonderkid is into his second year as a regular first-team star, and looks a bright talent for the future.

Per Mertesacker looks a near certainty to leave when his contract also expires at the end of the season, and Kostas Manolas is being touted as his potential replacement. In my opinion however, we already have four centre-backs in our squad, and with Calum Chambers and Krystian Bielik also likely to be available, we are hardly short of numbers for central roles.

It’s obviously too early in the campaign to be considering making moves in the market, and I doubt there is too much behind these reports.

Can you see us signing any of the trio? Would we need to replace Per next summer?

Pat J

Tags Arsenal Draxler Koziello Manolas


  1. Draxler will be difficult to get. Not many big players on the market these days and the ones that are, are very pricey. Now that Alexis is playing through the middle Draxler looks like he could’ve done a job, would you drop Iwobi or Walcott for Draxler, I think there is plenty who’d consider dropping one of them. Some of course would like Wenger to convert him into a striker, and Wenger himself really likes this player. Then there’s our German contingent growing ever stronger, might be a chance that we can get him if the price doesn’t get silly too much.

  2. We don’t need to replace Mertesacker unless some other centre-backs leave as well. I wouldn’t mind getting Draxler, but the money being mentioned is ridiculous. He hasn’t really proven himself yet as far as I am concerned.

  3. I don’t really fancy Draxler, I mean how far away is Iwobi from him especially if he keeps playing… if we are to get a LW i’ll rather a WorldClass player like Griezmann, Reus or wait for it… Neymar.

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