Jens Lehmann urges Draxler to join Arsenal: It's a good move for him!

Jens Lehmann

One former Gunner has stated that a potential future one should move to the Emirates Stadium, but finish this season with Schalke.

'I think that Julian Draxler is perceived to be one of the greatest, most talented and young players in Germany,' that is the view of Arsenal's former goalkeeper Jens Lehmann, remembered for his influential role in the history-making Invincibles team as much as he is for his eccentricity between the posts.

Now 44 and speaking to Sky Sports, Lehmann, having already vouched for the clear potential that the £36m-rated Draxler possesses, declared that a move from FC Schalke 04 to the Emirates Stadium would be beneficial for the 20-year-old wunderkind, but believes it may only materialise in the summer as the player may wish to participate in the club's marquee Champions League match-up with Real Madrid.

'It would be a good move for him to go to Arsenal, probably not now in the winter break because he can still play Real Madrid in the Champions League with Schalke and he can see whether Schalke will be qualified for next year's Champions League,' said Lehmann.

'For Arsenal he has the bigger likeliness of playing Champions League next year which is quite certain and it may give him a better chance of playing in the World Cup in Brazil.'

Predominantly fielded on the left side of midfield, Draxler has, this season, also featured on the right flank, in the playmaker's role and as a left-sided forward.

His remarkable dribbling ability, confidence on the ball, creativity in attack, finishing instincts and threat on the counter-attack are all traits Gunners boss Arsene Wenger may most admire as the Frenchman is believed to see Draxler as an adaptable attacker, someone who can play up front, but begin his attacks from the left, much like former N5 greats such as Robin van Persie and Thierry Henry.

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