Report: Arsenal Lines up move Julian Draxler and Nabil Fekir as potential replacements for Alexis Sanchez

November 20, 2017 by   Filed under: Arsenal FC, Premier League

Arsenal appear to have finally made their peace with the fact that Alexis Sanchez will not be at the club much longer. All that’s left to be seen is if a buyer meets their £30m asking price for the Chile international in January or if Sanchez leaves as a free agent in June when his current deal with Arsenal expires.

Either way, Arsenal must look for a top class replacement if Sanchez’s departure is not to be a huge setback, and the North London club according to reports, has there eyes on two options.

A report from the Daily Star suggests that if Arsenal are to sell Sanchez in January, Arsene Wenger wants it to be to Paris Saint-Germain and not to strengthening league rivals Manchester City, but also because the Frenchman is apparently eyeing a swap deal.

The reports claims that Wenger is keen on securing the signing of longstanding target Julian Draxler, a player whose position with the Ligue 1 giants has come under serious threat since the summer arrivals of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe – that’s despite only the Germany World Cup winner joining the club himself from Wolfsburg in January.

The German has completed 90 minutes on only three occasions in Ligue 1 this season. Draxler has started just seven of 12 games, and one of four in the Champions League. However, Bayern Munich may proved as competition for Arsenal in the race to sign Draxler, as the Bundesliga giants have been tracking the winger since his Schalke days.

Depending on the timing of Alexis Sanchez’s departure, the signing of Draxler to Arsenal might not happen, but there is also a rumour linking the Gunners with a move for another oft-rumoured target: Lyon’s Nabil Fekir.

Report emanating from Spain via Metro suggest that La Liga giants Barcelona are interested in the Lyon captain, who has already netted 12 goals across all competition this season, but that the Gunners gaffer is keeping tabs on him as well.

If Sanchez remains at the Emirates until June and then face the exit door, that would be our opportunity to bring in Fekir, promising a reunion with his former Lyon teammate Alexandre Lacazette.


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