Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler has revealed that he would love to move to Arsenal next summer.
The midfielder was linked with a big money move to the Emirates last summer but the Gunners chose Mesut Ozil and secured a £42m move for the German from Real Madrid. However, Arsene Wenger is still a huge fan of the 20-year-old and would consider bringing the player to north London in the near future.
Draxler can play on the wings and with Lukas Podolski failing to hit the ground running since his transfer to Arsenal, his arrival will add more quality out wide which they have sorely lacked this season.
Manchester United have also been linked with the midfielder and will consider a move for the player next summer, according to Goal.com. Chelsea were also interested in the player and are likely to move back in if he is made available.
However, Arsenal's case is strengthened by the fact that they have a proven German core in the team with the likes of Ozil, Per Mertesacker and Podolski along with emerging talent by the likes of Serge Ganbry. The youngster has already featured in the Premier League, something which will reassure Draxler in case he has any fears regarding a lack of game time.
"I have always said English teams are very big clubs and Arsenal is of course one of them. Of course I sometimes speak to Mesut or Per about the team, about the club, and they always have good words and they tell me nice things,"Draxler said.
"You never know what happens in the summer but Arsenal is a very, very nice team. They always have very young players, they play attractive football and that's what I like."
However, he made it clear that any move for him in January will not be entertained as he will only consider his future next summer with the World Cup on the horizon.
"No way. I won't switch then. It's very important for me to play nearly every game. For my club I have the chance to play nearly every game, it's important for me to improve myself. I've said every summer I have to look what is the best for me and I will do in the summer again and we will see what happens," he concluded.