Arsenal turned down by promising attacking midfielder, but Arsene Wenger’s transfer plans begin to emerge.
Arsenal must look elsewhere for an attacking signing this summer after VfL Wolfsburg wonderkid Maximilian Arnold said he would not consider a transfer.
Last week, newspapers widely reported that the 19 year-old would be available for £8 million this summer due to a minimum fee release clause in his contract, but that has since been denied by the Bundesliga club’s general manager Klaus Allofs, and Arnold is not yet looking to move on.
“Max is with Wolfsburg and he is doing fine,” said Arnold’s agent Karl Herzog to the Daily Express.
“He definitely enjoys all the qualities of the club and they know all of his qualities.”
The teenager has scored six times and supplied one assist in his 14 league matches, with two of his goals coming from outside the area, and his direct play has impressed some of Europe’s biggest clubs.
Although Arsenal do not particularly need another attacking midfielder, when the Gunners were linked with FC Schalke 04 starlet Julian Draxler it was reported that Arsene Wenger planned to turn him into a centre forward.
Perhaps the wily French manager had the same intentions for Arnold, given the youngster’s clear goal threat, and a deeper forward player comfortable on the ball might be brought to Emirates Stadium this summer.