Arsenal have been given renewed hope in signing their long term high-profile target Julian Draxler as German giants Bayern Munich have seemingly withdrawn their interest in signing the 20-year old.
Bayern allegedly blocked Draxlerâ€™s move to Arsenal in January as the Gunners were closing in on the German international, but the Bavariansâ€™ Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has gone on record saying that they will not pursue Draxler in the summer.
The Bayern Chief was quoted in theÂ Daily MirrorÂ as saying, â€œWe are not buying any player from Dortmund or Schalke just to hurt these clubs. We are just buying players who can give FC Bayern more quality straight away. I can rule out that we will sign Julian Draxler in the summer.”
This move gives Arsenal another bite at the cherry in Draxlerâ€™s transfer chase, although one cannot predict whether the Gunnersâ€™ boss Arsene Wenger will splash out the full value of Draxlerâ€™s 37 million pound release clause in the summer, if required.
The German international though was vocal about his desire to play for Arsenal, who have a considerable German contingent already in their squad in the form of Lukas Podolski, Per Mertesacker, Mesut Ozil and Serge Gnabry.