After turning down a move to bring Cesc Fabregas back to Arsenal, it appears Arsene Wenger is going to lose out on another summer signing; Julian Draxler.
It is no secret that Wenger is keen on the 20-year-old German midfielder and it has been revealed this week that Draxler turned down a January move to the Emirates.
After the £25million deal had turned sour in January and failed to bring the young German to Arsenal, it was expected that they might get their man this summer.
But Draxler has ruled out not just Arsenal, but any move away from his Bundesliga club Schalke, saying that he wants to spend at least one more year at the German club, according to the Express.
The Schalke player, who scored six goals in 38 appearances last term, signed a new five-year deal in May and it is rumoured that there is a £38million buy out clause which any suitor would have to match.
His versatility across the midfield, playing both in an attacking central and a left sided role, mean it could add quality to an Arsenal midfield that has lacked creativity at times. However, with Aaron Ramsey having a stellar campaign and Mesut Ozil's signing last summer, Draxler is the type of player that Arsenal profess to having many of.
For Arsenal fans, it is a possible worry that there hasn't been strong rumours regarding a center forward or two, with their defence also looking lacking in depth following the departure of Bacary Sagna and expected departure of Thomas Vermaelen.
It appears though, that Draxler will be in the blue of Schalke and not the red of the Gunners next season, leaving Wenger still waiting to confirm his first summer signing.
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