Arsenal are favourites to sign Schalke youngster Julian Draxler according to the journalist who broke the news first on Mesut Özil’s move from Real Madrid.
Jan Aage Fjortoft was the man who revealed the talks between Özil and Arsenal in the summer took to Twitter to claim the Gunners are favourites to land the German youngster.
‘BREAKING NEWS! I understand Arsenal are big favourite to get Schalke’s Wonderkid Julian Draxler. I understand Wenger talk to him often #afc.’
His comments suggest that Wenger is in regular contact with Draxler which could indicate that the Gunners are already in negotiations about a possible move, however a January move is out of the question.
Draxler has been continually linked with a move to the Gunners and many thought he would make the move in the summer before Özil joined. The starlet has spoken out about the stories suggesting a move to the Premier League would interest him claiming a move to the top teams would be an honour.
Earlier this month he spoke more specifically about Arsenal
“You never know what happens in the summer but Arsenal is a very, very nice team. They always have very young players, they play attractive football and that’s what I like,”