German has already reportedly indicated a wish to move to the Emirates.
Premier League leaders Arsenal will make one final concerted effort to persuade Bundesliga outfit Schalke 04 to sell them brilliant young midfielder Julian Draxler before the January transfer window slams shut for business for the season once again at the end of the month, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
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The north London club have been keeping close tabs on the exciting and highly rated Germany international for some time now, with Gunners head coach Arsene Wenger known to be a huge fan of the players.
And the experienced Frenchman even wants to convert Draxler from his current position as a central midfielder into a more forward-thinking player as he also managed to do successfully with Netherlands international Robin van Persie following the forward’s arrival from Feyenoord.
As a result, Wenger and Arsenal are desperate to be able to lure Draxler from the Bundesliga to the Premier League in this month’s transfer window so as to both aid the club’s push for the Premier League title, as well as to also avoid a costly bidding war for the 20-year-old at the end of the season.
Draxler, who is currently out injured with an ankle-tendon problem, has a contract with Schalke until 2018 and is expected to cost £35m.