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17th Dec 2016

Julian Draxler fancies a move to Paris over Arsenal, according to the latest reports from France

Bad news for Arsenal fans


It’s difficult to think back to a time when Julian Draxler wasn’t linked with a move to Arsenal.

As soon as the German international was old enough to walk, barely a transfer window has gone by without some form of report claiming a move to North London was on the cards.

And with the January window looming, there’s already been whispers that Arsene Wenger is sniffing around the 23-year-old, some even going as far as saying that Draxler’s international teammate Mesut Özil has been urging his manager to make a move.

Draxler is unhappy at current club Wolfsburg, but just before Arsenal fans dash out to get his name printed on the back of a shirt, word from France is that the attacking midfielder would prefer to go elsewhere.

As pointed out by the tweet below, beIN Sports France have claimed that Draxler has told Kevin Trapp – another of his countrymen – that he fancies joining him at Paris Saint-Germain.

The French champions – who haven’t been as dominant in Ligue Un in the first half of this season as they have in seasons gone by – would obviously have no issue stumping up the £30m fee that Wolfsburg are reportedly asking. Whether they can engineer a move in January remains to be seen.

Still, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Even a move to Paris wouldn’t stop Draxler being linked with a switch to The Emirates at some point in the future. It’s just the way things are.

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