Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler wants to join Arsenal today.

Last night, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, despite the willingness of the board, put the brakes on negotiations over Schalke's £37 million asking price.

The Daily Mail says club doctor Gary O'Driscoll is on stand-by to fly to Germany to complete Draxler's medical ahead of Friday's deadline.

The young German is ready to pack his bags and seal his move to Arsenal before tonight's deadline.

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