Wolfsburg star Julian Draxler has put Arsenal and a host of Premier League clubs on alert after insisting that he still wants to leave the club.
As noted by The Mirror, the German international insisted this past summer that he wanted to quit the Bundesliga club and move on, but his desire to seal an immediate exit was rejected by Wolfsburg.
After being booed by his own fans in his side’s 3-2 loss to Hertha Berlin on Saturday, Draxler has reiterated that he still feels the same way about his future and will hope that he can find a solution sooner rather than later.
“I don’t think I need to tell anybody what [being booed] does to a person – it certainly doesn’t help you,” he is quoted as saying in the report.
“There’s no doubt it makes it hard for you to perform on the field. I can understand the fans, though. They have every right to do that. I said in the summer the way I feel and I stand by that.”
It was The Mirror who also claimed in July that Arsenal were ready to launch a £55m bid to sign the attacking ace, but ultimately they failed as Wolfsburg fended off interest as they didn’t want to lose the former Schalke star at that stage.
Draxler has made 12 appearances in all competitions so far this season, but his lack of commitment and form has been evident as he has failed to register either a single goal or assist in that time.
As a result, Arsenal and other interested parties will certainly be monitoring his situation and will look to exploit the situation. Whether or not that happens in January remains to be seen, but it appears as though an exit would be the best solution for all concerned.