In rather disappointing transfer anti-climax, Arsene Wenger announced earlier this morning that Arsenal’s widely speculated deal for Schalke’s Julian Draxler is effectively a non-starter.

But the Frenchman did concede that he is looking to strengthen his roster by the 11pm deadline in the form of a midfielder, with Mathieu Flamini suspended and Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey all sidelined through injury.

So with the Gunners clearly keen to hatch a last-minute deal to improve their chances of clinching the Premier League title, here’s SIX deadline day alternatives to the highly-rated German international for the Emirates gaffer to ponder.


Julian Draxler


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