Arsenal would be making an unforgivable disaster by signing PSG man Julian Draxler in this January transfer window.
Reports in recent days and weeks have suggested that the Gunners are considering signing a creative attacking midfielder in this winter window, with the likes of Emiliano Buendia of Norwich, and Julian Brandt of Borussia Dortmund, among those names being spoken about.
Now, BILD journalist Christian Falk has claimed that Draxler is behind Brandt on Mikel Artetat’s side’s shortlist, with the Germany international also set to become a free agent in the summer when his contract comes to an end at PSG.
If this was several years ago, when Draxler was bursting on to the scene with Bundesliga side Schalke, then it would be entirely understandable for the Gunners to go after him.
But the 27-year-old, who earns around £125k-a-week at French giants PSG, has just not delivered on his early promise, and it’s a telling sign that he could become a free agent this summer.
Arsenal desperately don’t need another highly-paid but declining player to come on to their books, even if it is on a temporary basis.
Mesut Ozil’s situation since he signed his new bumper contract at the Emirates a couple of years ago has surely given Edu a basis of what not to do in the transfer market.
Going in for Draxler, who has completed the 90 minutes just twice this season at PSG, would be tantamount to yet another costly disaster from the Gunners.
The north London side must steer clear. If they don’t, Arteta certainly won’t be happy with his technical director’s work.