£43m rumoured Arsenal move for Draxler branded stupid by former trainee

Germany's Julian Draxler reacts

Do Arsenal need Julian Draxler?

Arsenal have been linked with a huge move for Julian Draxler, but not everybody is impressed.

The Sun report, citing ESPN as a source, that the Gunners are planning a move of around £43 million for the German international.

Draxler has long been touted as a potential Arsenal signing, and currently plays for Wolfsburg after signing for the club from Schalke last summer.

Arsenal are still in need of signing a striker, and the quoted figure is a lot of money to not be spending on a new frontman.

Former Gunners trainee Jay Bothroyd took to Twitter to express that sentiment, branding the Draxler rumours as 'stupid'.

The figure would be in the same range as Arsenal paid for Mesut Ozil, who played alongside Draxler at Euro 2016.

Germany have been eliminated which could speed up talks over Draxler's future, and if Arsenal are interested, now is the time to step up their pursuit.

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