Arsene Wenger is looking to strengthen his squad this summer, following another of frustration as the Gunners finished runner ups to eventual Champions Leicester City. There will be players who will be allowed to leave the club, in order to make space for the new incoming ones. The most urgent need if of a world class striker who can push Arsenal to the title next season with 20-25 goals individually. However with doubts over the future of Walcott and Chamberlain, there is big possibility that Wenger might invest in a quality midfielder who can add creativity to the teams attacking department.
Arsenal have been linked with striker after striker so far this summer, but are yet to actually come up with the goods, apart from Japanese youngster Takuma Asano. Aside from Aubameyang, Higuain, Lukaku and Morata, one name that is also on Arsenal’s radar, is the Wolfsburg and Germany international Julian Draxler. There are rumours that Arsenal will make a bid soon in the region of £42.5 million. The 22 year old had a good season at the Volkswagen arena, earning him a spot in the national team ahead of the ongoing Euro competition, and with Wolfsburg failing to qualify for Europe next season, there are chances of his exit to find greener pastures.
Wenger might be planning to mould Draxler into a top class striker in years to come. The Frenchman has previously managed to convert two young wingers into world class strikers: Van Persie and Thierry Henry. Draxler is basically a winger by trade, however since his move to Wolfsburg last summer, Draxler has often played up front. The striker has shown promising quality when leading the line and looks to be the perfect fit for Arsene Wenger to turn into a top quality front man.
Draxler finished last season with 9 goals and 7 assists and has excellent dribbling ability making him a huge headache for the opposition defenders. Draxler can play all across the attacking midfield, and as a winger. His versatility would allow the attackers to switch positions. He will give Arsenal’s game a sense of unpredictability. Draxler has good ball retention qualities, which will definitely interest the manager. It is likely that he will deployed as a winger on the left for the initial years, while Wenger’s moulds him into a striker that Arsenal so desperately need.
With Draxler on the left, Sanchez on the left and Ozil in the middle, there will no dearth of service for the striker upfront. The German is also very much capable of scoring long range goals, something Arsenal have been criticized for heavily in recent years. He is excellent in air and has all the qualities to become a top player. Still on 22 years old, he can be developed into the Arsenal style of play. He will be great weapon in Wenger’s armory, who can be deployed in a variety of roles, which would come in very handy when the inevitable injures start to kick in.