Julian Draxler To Arsenal: Will Injury Scupper Arsene's Move For German Genius?
He's long been regarded as one of the finest young playmakers in European football and, according to The Daily Star last month, Wenger was so eager to sign the Schalke youngster that he's willing to cough up the £40m buy out clause on the player's contract but with injuries scuppering his new year and Schalke adamant that he's 'not for sale' (yes, that old chestnut) it might not be so easy.
Especially seeing as the German, when questioned, refused to rule out a move to Bavarian big dogs Bayern Munich - they of handsome manager and even handsome-er play - in the summer, according to the Evening Standard today.
While some have questioned whether his signing is one-hundred percent necessary for the Gunners, it would've been nice to have him, we're sure.
Perhaps Drax saw Özil's struggle in the Prem, the pressure heaped on him by internet-addled teenage Gooners, the nation's fish-and-chip paper tabloids quick to jump down the playmaker's throat every time he doesn't bag an assist, and thought "Yeah, I might give that one a miss, actually..."