Don’t get too excited, he’s also said that he’d be prepared to move to Manchester United or Chelsea, in fact any of the big clubs.
I owe Schalke a lot. But I’m not so rooted here that I could not tear myself away.
I can honestly say that it is my dream to play for one of the big clubs at some point.
You don’t have to be playing for the very top clubs in Europe to draw attention to yourself, but if you want to achieve the great goals that the world-class players have, then one of them is playing at the biggest clubs in the world.
It’s not just me suggesting that we are one of those big clubs he mentions, Draxler himself see’s us that way:
The big two in Spain – Real and Barcelona – Bayern and a few others from England, namely Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea.
Draxler is a fan of our ex Real Madrid man, a huge fan. So much so he is said to be modelling himself on his team-mate in the German camp.
I’ve always said I’m a big fan of Mesut Ozil, who ventured abroad and developed at Real Madrid into a world-class player.
Just to be a team-mate of his [with the German national team] makes me quite proud.
It’s fair to say that this young man, who is still just 20 years old is considered to be one of the best young players in the Bundesliga right now and his current club, Shalke 04 would demand some serious money for their player who in May this year, signed a contract extension which runs until 2018.
Arsene Wenger though is no longer afraid to spend big money it seems, certainly not for the right quality but, as good as Draxler is, could our manager squeeze another attacking midfielder into this current Arsenal side?
I wouldn’t be at all surprised if he would, he loves midfielders and maybe, our ever growing number of German players at Arsenal could be enough to convince the player that we are the better option for him. Right now we have Lukas Podolski, Mesut Ozil, Per Mertesacker, Serge Gnabry and of course Thomas Eisfeld. Mind you, I wonder where Eisfelds future is heading, at 20 years old, he should be banging on the door to the first team.
Talking of big money, Robert Pires, who has been in London training with the first team, wants Arsene Wenger to continue his spending:
If you look at all the successful clubs who won titles and trophies, they always buy after they have been successful. There is no question that Arsenal are at a high level at this moment. They are playing to the kind of football played during my time at the club. And Ozil – well, he is world-class.
But there appears to be a new financial philosophy at Arsenal now. Arsene can spend money, more than he has been able to do before and I believe he should add to the squad when he can.
Amen to that Sir Bobby.
One of those players could be Luis Suarez according to The Mirror who suggest that Liverpool are ready so sell him in January. Paul Smith, who wrote the article believes that we will bid £50 million for the striker in January. However, he goes onto say that should the Spanish club try to sign Suarez in January, no matter how much we bid, the player will turn us down in preference to a move to Spain.
Finally, Emmanuel Petit, who not too long ago, was tearing us apart during his interviews has seen a huge difference at the club:
Ozil has been magnificent. He cost a lot of money but was the best bargain in the window and Flamini has given the team something they lacked.
Arsenal went into the international break as league leaders but Petit has urged caution:
They still have to face Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United. They will be big tests. And there is now the international break. It can sometimes be difficult to keep the same momentum you had before the break.
But I have to say that so far they have been tremendous and playing some excellent football – football that is great to watch and some of the best in Europe and the arrival of Ozil is a positive sign for the fans. It looks now as though the club are bringing in the top players rather than selling them .
With Aaron Ramsey looking back at his best after a bad injury, the signs are good.
This could well be the season when they win a major trophy after a long wait.
See, these old boys aren’t just all bitter and twisted as they so often get labelled when criticising Arsenal, they just talk about how they see things through a fan and ex players point of view and he is no different to many many Arsenal fans. When things appear wrong, he says what he thinks and equally, when things look good, he doesn’t shy away from dishing out the praise…
You can’t get more honest than that……
Have a good day all….