Julian Draxler

Julian Draxler

More information has come to light in recent days as to why Arsenal failed in their attempts to prise Julian Draxler from Schalke. It’s been said that despite meeting the German club’s valuation of the player, Schalke refused to allow the midfielder to leave during the January transfer window. Talk of Bayern Munich looking to step in during the step, after reporting intervening during January, seems wide of the mark. The Bavarians are seeing Mario Goetze in outstanding form and Robert Lewandowski will arrive from Dortmund in the summer. Arsenal have the financial means to re-enter negotiations with Schalke, and you feel the summer is the best time for such a deal to take place.