Arsenal are confident of winning the race for Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler.

The Daily Mail says Arsenal's hopes of landing the German wonderkid have been dealt a major boost after he made the Emirates Stadium his priority destination.

Draxler has told friends that his preferred option once he leaves the Bundesliga is Arsenal.

The fact the Gunners have a wealth of German talent in their ranks, including Mesut Ozil, Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski is understood to appeal to the youngster.

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