'No big deal, I was right' - Arsenal target Draxler on touchline spat with Schalke boss

Julian Draxler

Julian Draxler and Jens Keller have spoken about their touchline disagreement on Friday evening.

If you are a football fan who has not been living on the moon for the past 18 months you will know that Arsenal have been heavily linked with Schalke 04 attacker Julian Draxler.

The German international, who has a reported release clause of £37 million, was heavily linked with a move to the club in January is also said to be attracting the attention of Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich.

However the Bavarians recently ruled themselves out of a summer bid for the player - and now it seems Arsenal are the favourites to snap him up in the summer - if he decided to leave Gelsenkirchen.

On Friday Draxler was in action for Schalke against Hertha Berlin - and would have been pleased with coming out of the game with a 2-0 win courtesy of goals from Klaas Jan Huntelaar and Chinedu Obasi - but for Draxler the main talking point was a seemingly heated conversation with coach Jens Keller on the touch-line.

The two appeared to have a disagreement in opinion on the touchline with both remonstrating their points - leaving much guesswork in the press over what was said.

But now both have moved to clear up the situation:

Draxler said that the two had initially disagreed over the players running channels in the fixture - but after the debate the boss agreed with his star player:

"No big deal. We had a mixed opinion about a situation, then have discussed and both came to the conclusion that I was right. "

And before you think that sounds almost arrogant from the player Keller himself has confirmed he did eventually agree with his player:

"It was about running paths. I thought he would have to make way. He was of the opinion; another would have to let him go. In addition, we discussed and Julian was right. Empowered players are no problem for me. "

Player power in full force? Perhaps.

We doubt Arsene Wenger would be so forgiving on the touchline should one of his players question his methods.

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