Arsenal's failure to sign top target Julian Draxler has left plenty of fall-out, yet it seems his club were simply unwilling to negotiate.
Mixed information has been presented over whether Arsenal actually made an offer for the £37 million rated star, yet the player himself believes this was the case.
Draxler was appearing as a guest on Sky Deutschland this evening, injured and unable to play for Schalke, and claims he could have left the club this January.
Draxler just been on Sky saying that he could have left, had great offers, but at the end Schalke-boss Heldt said no— Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) February 1, 2014
His comments may ease the criticism slightly of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, who has attracted flak for the club's failed pursuit of the German, even though he himself suggested it was purely paper talk.
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