Metro have Arsenal fans holding their heads in their hands here in the Football Transfer Tavern after the publication claimed that Julian Draxler WAS keen on a January switch to the Emirates Stadium.
As one of our punters notes, the Schalke midfielder was once again impressive against Chelsea in the Champions League last night and it left Arsenal fans wondering just what could have been after their links with the young German international star last summer.
In fact, our regulars remember that the Gunners have been linked with Draxler on many occasions and there was even talk of Wenger putting his hand in his pocket and actually shelling out the £40 million required for the star.
However, as with most top players and Arsenal, it was not meant to be.
Metro claim that ArsenalFanTV regular Moh Haider had a quick talk with the player himself and he claimed that he would have liked a move to the club – but as we know, what a player wants and what Arsene Wenger gets for the fans is two very different things!
Arsenal fans. Did you really need Draxler given the amount of attacking midfielders at your disposal? Surely a defensive midfielder is the priority? Let us know your thoughts below.