Schalke starlet Julian Draxler tells the Mirror: “Arsenal is a very, very nice team”

“I have always said English teams are very big clubs and Arsenal is of course one of them. We’ll see what happens this summer. Of course I sometimes speak to Mesut or Per about the team, about the club, and they always tell me nice things. 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.” – Julian Draxler in Thursday’s Daily Mirror.

After playing 23 minutes of the second half of Germany’s 1-0 win at Wembley on Tuesday, Schalke starlet Julian Draxler admitted to Darren Lewis that he would be interested in a move to Arsenal.

Draxler did though confirm that he will stay at Schalke at the end of the season to ensure he receives the playing time to have a chance at making Jogi Low’s Germany World Cup squad.

The 20-year-old added: “No way. I won’t switch then [in January]. 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.”

Schalke’s best young player has impressed in the Bundesliga and Champions League this season and would appear to be a player that would interest Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.

He does though have a reported release clause of over 45 million euros and Chelsea have also long been rumoured to be interested in Julian Draxler.

For more on Julian Draxler, see The Top 101 youngsters in world football: Don Balon list 2013.

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