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Transfer Target Draxler Ruled Out For 3 Months

Transfer Target Draxler Ruled Out For 3 Months

With the January transfer window in full swing, Arsenal have been linked with a whole host of players. The most prominent of which has been Schalke`s German midfielder, Julian Draxler.

Rumours had circulated that Draxler had already made a visit to Arsenal`s training ground ahead of a big money summer move, however that all changed as Theo Walcott was ruled out till the end of the season with knee ligament damage.

The rumour-mill went into overdrive suggesting that Wenger would accelerate the transfer to bring him in to help with Arsenal`s title challenge.

Whether any of this was true has now been made a moot point after the playmaker was ruled out for three months after rupturing a tendon in his ankle.

Back to square one (if in fact we`d ever moved away from it)



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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Wednesday January 15 2014
Time: 10:48AM

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Might be able to get him on the cheap then!!! Always buy when interest is at its lowest :)
Amos.
15/01/2014 11:22:00
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Heh. He could probably still pass the medical with our team. (Retro joke).
Rocky7
15/01/2014 11:26:00
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Not sure about this report, Jan aage Fjotoft on Twitter, usually quite reliable, thinks he'll be back in 10 days.
Galway Gooner
15/01/2014 11:46:00
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Yeah there seems to be conflicting information ... just looking into it as we speak.
Rocky7
15/01/2014 12:03:00
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A ruptured tendon anywhere, whether ankle or thigh as one German report has it, isn't likely to be a quick fix. In any case he's 20 years old. He probably won't have much impact this season (maybe not for a season or two if we really see him as an RvP replacement) but if he's available and we really do want him then why not now even if he's out for a few months (subject to some medical assurances I guess).
Amos.
15/01/2014 12:43:00
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Pragmatic consideration. The £ is running about 5% above its long term trend rate to the euro at the present so buying him now might potentially save us a couple of million if it reverts to the trend rate.
Amos.
15/01/2014 12:50:00
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Interesting thought Amos. Never really considered that before. As to "why not now", I guess because he couldn't pass a medical. Sure we'd know he's current problem and that it shouldn't be too detrimental, but he wouldn't be able to take part in a medical, thus we'd be at risk of signing a player who might have other issues. Of course it's very rare someone fails a medical, but when you're talking about £30M+ player, it's a big risk.

Then there's the wages, paying him 3 months wages would more than likely surpass any savings we'd made signing him whilst the pound was high.
Rocky7
15/01/2014 14:09:00
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Good reasoning Rocky. Best leave it then. There's always another 'wonder kid' to be had somewhere.
Amos.
15/01/2014 14:31:00
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I have my moments between insane ramblings :)
Rocky7
15/01/2014 14:47:00
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