Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has fuelled reports that he is hoping to sign Schalke playmaker Julian Draxler in the January transfer window, as reported by the Daily Mirror.

The Gunners have been keeping a close eye on the German international for months now and appear ready to make a bid, coinciding with the long term injury picked up by winger Theo Walcott.

Wenger has money to spend this month and made a striker his main aim, although Draxler’s versatility is a major factor in the interest from the North London club who may have to cough up in excess of £30million for the Schalke man.

“I am curious as well, of course I’m curious it’s my nature,” said Wenger.

“But the transfer period lasts until the 31st of January. Are we close to signing anybody? At the moment I would say no.

“It’s not about German; it’s about talent and quality.

“At the moment the quality is produced in Germany so we are of course interested where the talent is and where the good education of the players is. At the moment Germany produces top level players.”

What do you think?

Sign in with Facebook and be
entered for a chance to
Win a pair of Puma evoPOWER football boots

Terms and Conditions

Why?

  • Sign up in 2 seconds
  • Use your FB profile image
  • No need to remember a password
  • See which of your friends would like this

Note: We don't post to your wall

Login

Comment without logging in

You will need to fill this out each time to comment so why not quickly login with Facebook!

*

What do you think?

Sign in with Facebook and be
entered for a chance to
Win a pair of Puma evoPOWER football boots

Terms and Conditions

Why login with Facebook?

  • Sign up in 2 seconds
  • Use your FB profile image
  • No need to remember a password
  • See which of your friends would like this

Note: We don't post to your wall