Date: 2nd February 2014 at 1:11pm
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Arsene Wenger came in for some fierce criticism following the failure to land Julian Draxler in the January transfer window.

Rumours had been rife that Wenger was close to signing the promising German and excitement ensued.

Unfortunately the transfer never materialised leading much wailing and gnashing of teeth from the Arsenal faithful not to mention fingers being pointed at Arsene Wenger for apparently returning to his penny pinching ways.

However Draxler himself has come out and claimed he was ready to leave but was blocked by the Schalke gaffer.

“I wanted to go and had a good offer to leave.”

“But the Schalke manager Horst Heldt said no to the transfer and would not let me go.”


I think a few apologies might be due.





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