Arsenal FC defender Per Mertesacker has expressed his desire to see Julian Draxler at the London club in the future.
Julian Draxler has now been involved in a season long transfer saga which has seen him been linked with Arsenal since summer. Arsene Wenger has been interested in the German international since the start of this season, but the arrival of his compatriot Mesut Ozil meant the interest cooled off eventually back then. But the Schalke winger has once again been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates in the current transfer window.
Schalke have resisted this move and are unwilling to sell Draxler before the end of this season. Moreover, with his release clause likely to be activated in the summer, Arsenal are unlikely to sign their man before this transfer window ends. But Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker has expressed his desire to see Draxler at the London club in the future.
While talking to TheHardTackle during an interview, The German center back stated why he believed that Draxler will fit into the Arsenal squad with relative ease. Mertesacker also insisted that he would want to see his compatriot alongside him at Arsenal.
“If you have a look at our style of play, you notice immediately that a player like Julian fits into this technical, creative passing game 100%. He is one of the most promising talents in Germany and will definitely make his way. I would like to see his next steps at a club like Arsenal.” – The Arsenal defender said.
— TheHardTackle (@TheHardTackle) January 31, 2014