Emirates Stadium side ready to welcome in excellent young talent.
Arsenal are reportedly ‘set to complete’ the signing of Schalke youngster Julian Draxler according to the Metro.
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Arsene Wenger is apparently ready to stump up the £37m needed to trigger the 21 year old’s release clause as he prepares for life without club record signing Mesut Ozil.
Draxler has long been an Arsenal target and apparently the north London side will finally sign the young German attacking midfielder with a move finally being rubber stamped by Wenger after he finally ran out of patience with under-performing playmaker Ozil.
The former Real Madrid man, who is currently out sidelined with a knee injury, is expected to leave the Emirates Stadium at the end of the season.
A move for Draxler, though clearly not cheap, does adhere to Wenger’s youthful transfer policy and the youngster may be ready to leave his Gelsenkirchen side after their indifferent start to the Bundesliga season.
Schalke sit in 11th place in the table and should Arsenal meet Draxler’s buyout clause then he may elect to accept such an offer as he seeks to continue his career progression.
Draxler already has 153 Schalke appearances under his belt as well as 13 national team caps.