A Norwegian international with over 70 caps for the Scandinavian country throughout his 20 year footballing career - the 46-year-old forward ended his playing days outside of his homeland in Germany.
He had three good years with Eintracht Frankfurt before returning to Norway with a move to Stabaek in 2001 - but he has continued to have good links with Germany.
Nowadays he works as a football pundit and reporter for both Norwegian and German television.
And today he has come out with quite an extraordinary revelation via his official Twitter account:
BREAKING NEWS! I understand Arsenal are big favourite to get Schalke's Wonderkid Julian Draxler. I understand Wenger talk to him often #afc— Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) November 30, 2013
It is not the first time he has linked Draxler to Arsenal - he did the same in the summer, with him suggesting that Lukas Podolski would go the other way.
That didn’t happen - but Fjortoft was one of the very first men to break the news about Mesut Ozil moving to Arsenal from Real Madrid - so he does sometimes get these things very right.
In fact Draxler has even stated a desire to possibly join his German team-mates Per Mertesacker, Lukas Podolski and Ozil.
This month he 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.”
He then went on to declare his release clause...
Re: Arsenal favourite to get Draxler - contract till 2018 - buy-out- clause: 45 mill Euro - valid every summer #AFC— Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) November 30, 2013
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