4 Dribbles, 3 Chances created, 87% passing: £37m Arsenal target impresses v Real

Julian Draxler

Arsenal transfer target Julian Draxler impressed in his impossible mission for Schalke.

Is Julian Draxler the answer for Arsenal's left wing position? He showed last night against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu that it certainly a position in which he can excel, shining brightly at the Bernabeu.

The German teenager struggled in the first leg, in which Schalke were hammered 6-1 at home, but fared slightly better in the 3-1 loss last night.

He was Schalke's key attacking player, the highest rated by whoscored.com, impressing in several key areas.

Draxler created three goalscoring chances for teammates, numbers only bettered on the night by opponents Cristiano Ronaldo (4) and Gareth Bale (5).

His four successful dribbles was a higher figure than Ronaldo (2), and only bettered by Madrid star Isco (5).

The German completed 87 per cent of his passes, overall putting in a display which would not have stood out had he been playing for Madrid.

Indeed you can only wonder what his creativity would have done for the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo; and that's precisely why he is being linked with a move away to a more competitive team than Schalke, with Arsenal and Bayern Munich linked.

The latest gossip is that Bayern are in pole position with the Gunners taking a back seat, while Real Madrid themselves have also been linked tentatively.

If Draxler really is keen on a glamour move this summer; he did himself no harm last night, and if Arsene Wenger was watching, may just have seen his admiration for the player reinforced.

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