Julian Draxler
Julian Draxler is still young and has time before he has to make the next step in his career, Schalke manager Jens Keller claims. Reuters

Schalke manager Jens Keller has advised Julian Draxler to stay with his current side and snub interest from Arsenal, claiming the playmaker isn't ready for a move to a top European club yet.

Draxler has long been on the Gunners' transfer wishlist and at just 20 years of age the Germany international is looking to be a huge prospect for both club and country.

He signed a new deal with Schalke in the summer, keeping him at the club until 2018, but after the club made a disappointing start to the season where they are now considered outsiders for Champions League qualification next season, the starlet has admitted he would be open to a move elsewhere in the future.

But Keller insists that with time on his side Draxler should continue to ply his trade with Schalke and wait until at least the end of the season before revisiting an opportunity to move to Arsenal, where he won't be guaranteed game time as the current squad go from strength to strength in the Premier League.

"Julian is only 20 years old and has all the time in the world to go abroad," Keller was quoted as saying by Bild.

"In order to succeed in another league, you need a strong personality. Plus it's not like he's earning peanuts here at Schalke."

Arsenal are believed to have placed a final bid for Draxler as the transfer window enters its final week, although Arsene Wenger denied recently denied that the side are close to any deals for new additions.

Convincing the youngster to make the move just a few months before the 2014 World Cup in Brazil will certainly be an uphill battle for Wenger but joining fellow Germany teammates Mesut Ozil, Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski might sway him towards making the move to the Emirates.

The Telegraph are claiming that so far Arsenal have refused to meet Draxler's get-out clause of £35m but are willing to offer £28m for his signature, which would make him the second most expensive signing in the club's history.