This is all just speculation of course, as we really do not know which, if any, of the Arsenal transfer rumours are close to the truth of what is going on behind the scenes at Arsenal or in the mind of Arsene Wenger. But I have been reading that the Frenchman may be turning his transfer attention from Karim Benzema to other possible options to strengthen the Arsenal attack.
One of the reasons put forward for this is that Wenger or the Arsenal board do not want to meet the asking price of Real Madrid. This is the same reason we were given a while back when a lot of reports were linking us with a move for the young and exciting Schalke and Germany star Julian Draxler.
The talk back then was that his club wanted around £40 million, but the situation appears to have changed quite a lot and his price tag is now thought to be around half that. Maybe because Draxler has missed a lot of football with injury over the last year and maybe because there is less time left on his contract or it could be that the 21-year old is now ready to move on and that Schalke did not qualify for the Champions League.
There were a lot of reports recently claiming that Juventus were on the verge of securing his services but their offer was too low and now an Italian website TuttoJuve is reporting that Arsenal are trying to hijack the transfer with an offer of 30 million euros.
So if that is enough and Arsenal sign the German, would you be happy with Draxler instead of Benzema? They are quite different types of player although both are attackers. Draxler is more versatile and creative and has a lot of room for improvement but Benzema scores more goals and is in his prime. What do you think Gooners?