Kevin-Prince Boateng is happy Schalke kept hold of Julian Draxler this week.
Arsenal chief Ivan Gazidis held serious talks with Schalke over a deal for Draxler, but baulked at Schalke's massive €70 million valuation.
New signing Boateng said: "He's the best player in the world for his age.
"Such a young player with such a talent deserves the number 10 shirt."
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