Draxler is the perfect signing for Arsenal

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Why Arsenal’s transfer pursuit makes perfect sense

Date: 20th January 2014 at 6:32pm
Written by Thomas Hallett

Julian Draxler to Arsenal doesn’t make sense. Or it makes all the sense in the world. Stockpiling is one thing, but this is slightly different. Draxler at Arsenal wouldn’t have a defined role, and that’s part of the worry for some people. “Where would he play?” is the question that followed Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona and Mario Goetze to Bayern Munich. Even Mesut Ozil’s arrival in England had most wondering what the point was of his pricey capture. Draxler is an attacking midfielder. For now. He has all the subtlety and ingenuity of those currently in the Arsenal team, but he’s cut from a slightly different cloth. In the past when it looked like Arsenal were heading the race to sign the Schalke youngster, it made sense as a means to lift the weight of responsibility off Jack Wilshere, at the time Arsenal’s leading light heading into the future. Now, ... Read More

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