Julian Draxler will join Paris Saint-Germain when the winter transfer window opens next week, but should Arsenal have tried harder to sign the star?
The winger has been on our watch-list for some time now, with Arsene Wenger believed to be a keen admirer of the forward’s ability, and we could have had a strong chance of signing him this winter.
The German international made his intentions to leave Wolfsburg clear, and the club’s fans moved to boo and jeer him during recent appearances, forcing the club to follow through with intentions to let their star player leave the club.
The player confirmed earlier in the week that he was in talks with two clubs over a potential switch, refusing to name said clubs.
Draxler has since been confirmed as joining PSG in the upcoming window, and has been seen on social media holding his new kit, donning the number 23 shirt.
Since Alexis has been permanently switched to a centre-forward, our left-wing has been left weakened, and Draxler could most definitely have improved our attacking line.
Alex Iwobi and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have mostly shared the role left alongside Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil, and neither are really impressing in the role. The Ox has done his best work (in my opinion) when filling in at right-back, but with Hector Bellerin back from injury, he has no chance of displacing the young Spaniard.
Draxler could of brought more pace and experience to our starting XI, and would have also been a huge boost in our bid to defeat Bayern Munich in the Champions League, with his former side having failed to qualify for the competition this term.
The reported fee is claimed to be around £38 Million, less than his supposed £50 Million price-tag from the summer, which I’m sure we could have stumped up without issue.
Should we have made more of an effort to win his signature? Will Arsenal be looking to add a winger to our ranks? Or will Arsenal look to sign anyone to our first-team?