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Arsenal would be stupid to sign Julian Draxler in January

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Reports suggest that Arsene Wenger is keen on signing the German youngster Julian Draxler from Schalke.

But is Julian Draxler the best choice for a big January signing?

The German is an attacking midfielder, which Arsenal have no shortage of. The real problem in depth lies in the striker position for Arsenal.

Olivier Giroud has started the majority of Arsenal's matches this season, which has often led to a few fatigued performances on his side. Squad rotation has been relatively well managed by Wenger, but the only option for replacing Giroud has been Nicklas Bendtner, who is currently out injured. 

Draxler would be a likely long-term option for Wenger if he was to convert the German into a striker, but the process would take a while and Arsenal need a striker that can fill Giroud's role as soon as possible.

It would also take a while for him to settle in to the Premier League's intensity. Hence, spending the reported £37 million on the youngster at this crucial point in the season shouldn't be top priority. 

Still, it may make sense for Wenger to splash the cash on the player now rather than after the World Cup.

If Draxler's performance this summer is one to be reckoned with, the cost to bring him to the club would be substantially higher.

So, if Wenger sees Draxler as part of his long term plans then it might make sense to buy now. 

Fact remains that Arsenal's priority should be someone who will compete with Giroud for the striker position and Draxler is not that player at the moment.

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