Arsenal fans react as Julian Draxler confirms wish to leave Wolfsburg

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In the weeks that have passed since Arsenal signed Granit Xhaka for £30 million, the north London club's transfer activity hasn't exactly been eye-catching.

While their Premier League rivals have splashed the big bucks on a number of high-profile signings, the Gunner have only been able to point to the relatively low-key arrivals of Rob Holding and Takuma Asano.

Things have picked up pace in recent days with the club being linked to big money moves for Alexandre Lacazette and Shkodran Mustafi. It was a longer-term target that had the Arsenal fans talking on Tuesday night, though, after he very publicly demanded a move from his current club.


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Speaking to German publication Bild, Wolfsburg winger Julian Draxler - long a supposed target for Wenger - sensationally revealed he wanted out of Wolfsburg.

"I clearly told [Wolfsburg coach] Dieter Hecking after the European Championship that I wanted to leave Wolfsburg," Draxler said, via Deutsche Welle. "The coach knew for over three weeks.

"Two days after the semi-final at the European Championships I told him how I see the whole situation and what I want – which is to leave the club.

"It was always clear between all parties that I would like to go to a top international club if the opportunity arises."

Arsenal, of course, chased Draxler hard last summer before the Germany international signed with Wolfsburg from Schalke. Bild now notes that the Premier League side, alongside Juventus, are back in the hunt for his signature.

Red Alert

With Draxler making himself clear, and Arsenal apparently on red alert, it hasn't taken long for Gooners to take to social media to urge their club to make what would be a headline-grabbing addition to their squad.

Draxler's comments come just a few weeks after Wolfsburg porting director Klaus Allofs claimed that the wide man was not going to be sold this summer.

However, it would now appear hard for the Bundesliga club to keep hold of the 22-year-old given his obvious desire to leave for a "top international club".

Whether or not Arsenal could be that club remains to be seen, but Draxler's addition would certainly add a new dimension to Wenger's squad.

Having been frustrated thus far in his pursuit of Leicester's Riyad Mahrez, the Frenchman could do a lot worse than bring in Draxler's attacking talents.

The former Schalke man managed one goal and one assist in four appearances for Germany at Euro 2016 and had nine goals and seven assists all told during the 2015/16 campaign.

Arsenal fans: Who would you prefer; Mahrez or Draxler? Have your say in the comments below...

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