Journalist who revealed Ozil move gives reasons for Draxler failure - ‘One day the truth will (be) there’

Julian Draxler in Germany tracksuit

Following Arsenal's failure to sign reported target Julian Draxler, Jan Aage Fjortoft has had his say on why the move did not happen.

For much of the last month, some Arsenal fans have been turning to the tweets of former footballer turned journalist Jan Aage Fjortoft for news on Julian Draxler.

Fjortoft was one of the first men to break the news that Mesut Ozil had signed for Arsenal last summer, and he has recently been delivering snippets of tantalising information that suggested the Gunners could be getting the Schalke starlet sooner or later.

However he also made it clear that a number of other clubs were interested, and that Arsenal would have anything but a clear run at a player who is tipped for the very top of the game.

Following a transfer window that saw Arsenal’s only business of note the somewhat surprising arrival of Kim Kallstrom from Spartak Moscow, Fjortoft has this morning revealed why he thinks the Draxler deal failed to materialise.

He believes that Schalke’s failure to sign a replacement for the 20-year-old, along with the fact that other clubs are interested, prevented Arsene Wenger from getting his man.

He also reemphasised something he had been saying for a while – that a fee had been agreed but that a deal was far from done.

He concluded by saying something was most likely to occur in the summer and that Wenger had spoken to the player.

Rather cryptically he also wrote: “One day the truth will (be) there for everybody to see.”

So for now Draxler remains a Schalke player. But expect the rumours to start up again at the end of the current campaign, when Arsenal fans are likely to see if Fjortoft was right all along.

You can see Fjortoft's tweets below:


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