THREE Reasons Why Arsenal Should Forget About Signing £37m Playmaker

With The Guardian suggesting that Arsenal are in talks with Schalke playmaker Julian Draxler, who has a buy-out clause of around £37m according to the same reports, it got me thinking. Do the Gunners need the youngster, or is it a case of panic buying? I am leaning towards the latter. Here are three reasons why I think Arsenal should forget about signing the Germany international.

1) places

Right now Arsenal are blessed with a wealth of attacking options. Mesut Ozil is the obvious name having signed in the summer, but he has the likes of Santi Cazorla, Tomas Rosicky and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain around him. He also has Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski in the squad, though it’s unlikely the former won’t be playing again this season due to injury.

Draxler can play wide but he’s most suited to the central role behind the striker, where Ozil plays. I fear that signing the young German could have a negative effect on those already at the club.

2) injury

For such a young player, Draxler has certainly suffered with a lot of injuries. Arsenal are already plagued with injury-prone players – we have see Abou Diaby, Tomas Rosicky, Mikel Artet, Podolski, Walcott and Bendtner all injured this season in the final two-thirds of the pitch.

3) priorities

Similar to my first point, but slightly angled towards the lack of firepower that the Gunners currently have. Olivier Giroud has put in some marvellous performances this season but having played over 30 games this season already, he’s understandably tired. Or at least looks tired.

I would say rather than splashing out on a playmaker, why not go all in for a big name striker to take some of the pressure off Giroud’s back.

Gooners, do you agree?

Ashtad Rafikh, Wembley