Jens Lehmann believes Julian Draxler should make the move to Arsenal if granted the opportunity.

The Gunners are reportedly interested in acquiring the services of the Schalke star with Arsene Wenger keen to turn him from a winger in to a prolific striker.

However, his £37m release clause seems to have stopped Arsenal in their tracks, with the Bundesliga club confirming no bids have been received for the 20-year-old. 

Wenger himself has also denied any interest in signing Draxler in the current transfer window, saying he has no use for more wingers at the moment.

Lehmann, who played a key part in Arsenal's unbeaten Premier League campaign in 2003/04, believes Arsenal is the perfect place for Draxler to continue his development.

"I think Julian Draxler is perceived to be one of the greatest, talented young players in Germany," Lehmann told Sky Sports.

"So it would be a good move for him to go to Arsenal.

"Probably not now in the winter break because he can still play Real Madrid in the Champions League with Schalke. He can see Schalke will be qualified for next year’s Champions League.

"With Arsenal, he has a bigger likeness of playing in the Champions League next year, which is quite certain. Of course, it may give him a bigger chance to play at the World Cup with Brazil."

Lehmann played for both Schalke 04 and Arsenal during his career, completing 10 years at the Veltins Arena before making over 200 appearances for the Gunners across two spells.

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