Julian Draxler was the big name that Arsenal missed out on. It’s recently come to light, via the player, that Arsenal did bid accordingly but Schalke blocked the move. It’s also said that negotiations started on Thursday, the day before the deadline. Of course, Schalke are within their right to reject a bid for one of the star players, but would Arsenal have had more luck if they had gone in much earlier in the window in an attempt to wrap the deal up? With reports of Bayern Munich moving in the background, Arsenal may look at this January as a missed opportunity.