Julian Draxler confirms Arsenal interest

FC Schalke's German midfielder Julian Draxler looks on during a training session at Stamford Bridge in London on October 5, 2013
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Schalke 04 midfielder Julian Draxler reveals that he turned down the opportunity to join Arsenal during the January transfer window.

Schalke 04 midfielder Julian Draxler has revealed that Arsenal tried to sign him during the January transfer window.

The Premier League club had reportedly launched a bid for the 20-year-old at the beginning of the year.

Draxler has confirmed that he turned down the opportunity to join the Gunners.

"In January, there was an offer of Arsenal but I decided to stay. I will do same this summer. I want one more year in Schalke." he told BBC Sport.

Draxler is currently with the Germany squad at the World Cup in Brazil.

Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger walks off at the end of the Barclays Pemier League match between Stoke City and Arsenal at the Britannia Stadium on March 1, 2014
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