Arsenal are back in for Julian Draxler. [Picture: Getty]

Arsenal are back in for Julian Draxler. [Picture: Getty]

Arsenal have moved ahead of Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City in the race to sign highly talented midfield star.

Julian Draxler could be making a shock move to the Emirates Stadium this summer according to sources in Germany.

The Metro claim Arsenal have moved a step closer to signing the Schalke midfield star, with the German international reportedly set for a move to the Premier League this summer.

This report is coming after Schalke chairman Clemens Tonnies had at the start of the year said the 21-year-old would stay put in the Bundesliga.

“We have absolutely no thoughts about him leaving on short notice.”  Tonnies said.

“Schalke is the place where he can develop best and I told him that in person.

“My opinion is also, that Julian has developed greatly, especially regarding his personality.

“He had a setback with his injury and, as with every big player at a young age, he had a weaker period. But Julian will have a fantastic career.”

However, fast forward a few months and there are several reports emerging from Germany which says the German had an immensely frustrating season for Schalke with injuries, and could be set for a move to the Premier League.

The Daily Express have also reported that Wenger is planning to return to Germany with a £30million bid for the gifted midfielder, with Sky Sports further confirming his Premier League switch.

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