Julian Draxler transfer won't happen, says Ex-Arsenal

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Arsenal fans hoping to see the Gunners sign Julian Draxler in the January transfer window are going to be disappointed, according to former defender Martin Keown.

Speaking to radio station Talksport, Keown said he couldn't see Arsene Wenger spending a significant amount of money in January on any player, never mind one that wouldn't be able to hit the ground running like Draxler.

The Arsenal manager has been linked with a €30million move for the 20-year-old this month, despite his contract with Schalke having a reported £38million buy-out clause that becomes valid in the summer.

Draxler's age and inexperience would likely mean he takes some time to acclimatise to England and the Premier League, though he is one of the most highly rated youngsters in Europe.

Keown believes the Gunners' current position at the top of the league in a very tight title race will mean Wenger is only interested in bringing in someone that can make an immediate impact and won't need time to adjust.

“If Arsenal are going to buy a player now, it’s got to be a ready-made player, like Mesut Ozil was,” he said.

“Wenger is the sort of manager who deals himself a hand at the start of the season, and then plays it.

“He doesn’t like dipping in [to the market in January]. They’ll be saving their money for an Ozil like signing in the summer.”

Keown 13 years over two spells with the north London club, winning three FA Cups and three league titles in while there.

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