Things could be looking up for Arsenal. Finally.
It’s been a seriously tough transfer window for the Gunners in which many Arsenal fans have been left frustrated by the lack of transfer activity at the Emirates.
Whilst there has been some movement with Granit Xhaka, Rob Holding and Takuma Asano coming in this summer, realistically only the former Monchengladbach man is going to make the first team right away. Holding and Asano are both for the future and won’t make a difference right away, and this is why supporters are becoming so disgruntled.
However, there may be light coming through a very dark cloud after Julian Draxler announced he wants to leave Wolfsburg this summer.
The German international seems to be the sort of quality that Arsenal have been crying out for all summer and it is this “come-and-get-me-plea” that supporters have been waiting for. Really, if Wenger chooses not to go after a player of his quality, it is entirely his fault.
So why should the Gunners target the attacker? Here’s FIVE reasons why he could make a difference at the Emirates…
If you haven’t seen Draxler play, then you are seriously missing out. He really is a delight to watch.
Confident, astute and skillful, Draxler glides past opponents like they aren’t even there and we’ve seen this on both the domestic and international scale. He’d be a massive asset to the Gunners and would provide fantastic competition for the likes of Ozil, Cazorla and Wilshire.
Off the ball, Draxler really does offer a huge amount of work ethic when chasing back, an unlikely characteristic for a player who plays in attacking midfield.
It’s a massive help for the rest of the squad and its just one of the ways he’s endeared himself to supporters in his homeland.
For an attacking midfielder, he doesn’t half get in with the goals. As a career statistic, he’s dispatched over 40 times in just over 200 appearances, which is a pretty good ratio for someone who plays CAM.
And these aren’t just your regular pea-rollers- some of his strikes are truly memorable.
One of the most important things for any attacking midfielder is his ability to bring his team-mates into the game and to create assists. Draxler really does tick this box and this will be a massive plus point should he join the Gunners.
At just 22-years-old, he has years ahead of him in his future career. For someone so young, having made over 200 career appearances is seriously impressive stuff and really highlights how much of an impact he’s had at an early age.
The Gunners would be signing a youngster with plenty of first-team experience and who could slot in right away, unlike the other youngsters that have been signed this summer.