Emirates Stadium side set for busy summer.
Arsenal are ready to offer boss Arsene Wenger a massive transfer war-chest in an attempt to persuade the French manager to put pen to paper on a new two year contract extension.
CaughtOffside understands that move by the Emirates Stadium board is also looking to appease the club’s fan-base, who are growing restless after seemingly seeing their Premier League title challenge derailed in recent weeks.
Wenger is ready to offload a number of his first team squad and will look to bring in significant additions to resolve ‘problem area’s he has identified and has the funds to mount big money offers to help land his primary target.
Having failed to land the German youngster in January the Arsenal manager is now ready to make a renewed bid and is ready to trigger the 20 year old’s reported £37m release clause but is open to offering forward Lukas Podolski in part exchange for the Schalke starlet.
Wenger has sent scouts to monitor Draxler’s return from injury and has been pleased by the glowing reports he has received since the end of February.
Draxler is likely to be part of Joachim Low’s 2014 World Cup finals squad and Arsene Wenger is keen to secure any deal before the tournament begins for fear that a good showing from the talented midfielder could drive his price up.