Keown urges Arsenal not to buy Draxler this week

Arsenal hero Martin Keown has warned against Arsene Wenger signing Schalke star Julian Draxler.

Arsenal hero Martin Keown has warned against Arsene Wenger signing Schalke star Julian Draxler.

The former centre-back believes that Wenger would be better placed to make the bid in the summer when he may be able to land the 20-year-old at a significantly lower price than Schalke's £35 million valuation.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Keown said: "If Arsenal are going to buy a player now, it's got to be a ready-made player, like Mesut Ozil.

"Wenger is the sort of manager who deals himself a hand at the start of the season, and then plays it.

"He doesn't like dipping in [to the market in January]. They'll be saving their money for an Ozil-like signing in the summer."

 
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