For long Gunners have been trying to land Julian Draxler from Schalke 04 but the move didn’t turn out only because Arsene Wenger wants full value for money. The price which Schalke are demanding for the young prodigy hasn’t clearly impressed Arsene Wenger and the reports have suggested that Wenger has cooled down his interest for the German International leaving Bayern as the favorites.
Standard Liege’s Michy Batshuayi is the man Arsene Wenger has supposedly dropped his Draxler interest for, with the 20-year-old earmarked to join Yaya Sanogo as Olivier Giroud’s understudy at the Emirates.
Batshuayi’s exploits in the Belgian Jupiler League have attracted interest from a number of clubs, including French moneybags Monaco.
The Brussels native has fired 18 goals past various opposition keepers in 29 league outings this term, a tally which will give the youngster a real chance of replacing the injured Christian Benteke at this summer’s Brazilian World Cup.
Should that be the case, then an eye-catching Batshuayi performance in Rio will only drive his value upwards, meaning Wenger should make his move sooner rather than later.