Reported Arsenal target Julian Draxler set to stay at Wolfsburg

Julian Draxler

The club's director of sport has claimed that Draxler is set to stay at the Volkswagen Arena, despite apparent interest from Arsenal.

Germany's Julian Draxler reactsDraxler looks set to stay at Wolfsburg

Arsenal look set to miss out on a deal for Julian Draxler after Wolfsburg's director of sport, Klaus Allofs told sport1.de that he is "100 per cent certain" of keeping the winger.

Draxler only arrived at the Volkswagen Arena from Schalke last summer, but has nevertheless been strongly linked with another move, with Arsenal understood to be just one admirer of the 22-year-old.

Wolfsburg's Julian Draxler in actionDraxler arrived at Wolfsburg from Schalke last summer

The playmaker, who broke into the Germany national set-up at the age of just 19, is one of the most highly-rated midfielders in Europe and even turned down a move to the Premier League in 2015 after Manchester United, and indeed Arsenal, had tried to seal a deal.

Draxler told Bild at the time of the move that he was not ready for a stint abroad, and a transfer to England's top flight now looks as unlikely this time around.

Germany's Julian Draxler scores the third goalDraxler is seemingly unlikely to be an Arsenal player this summer

When asked about the midfielder's future, Wolfsburg's director of sport Allofs told sport1.de: "The situation with Draxler is 100 per cent certain that he will be staying at Wolfsburg.

"There is no discussing that."

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger in the standsArsenal manager Wenger may now have to look elsewhere

While a move to the Emirates is not completely out of the question, Wenger certainly faces a real in order to land one of his top summer transfer targets.

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