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Tuesday 25 September 2018

Draxler: I'm staying

German's Julian Draxler. Picture credit: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP
German's Julian Draxler. Picture credit: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP

GERMANY midfielder Julian Draxler will consider his future again in the summer, but does not intend to leave Schalke in January.

The 20-year-old midfielder was a second-half substitute in the 1-0 win over England at Wembley on Tuesday night.

While Draxler openly admits he is a big fan of the Premier League and has been linked with moves to both Arsenal and Manchester United, he insists his full focus this season is on making continued progress with the Bundesliga side to secure a place in Germany's World Cup squad for Brazil.

"For my club, I have the chance to play nearly every game, it is important for me to improve myself," he said.

"I have said every summer I have to look what is the best for me and I will do in the summer again and we will see what happens. But no way. I won't switch then (in January)."

Germany's goal at Wembley was scored by Arsenal's Per Mertesacker.

Draxler added: "I have always said English teams are very big clubs and Arsenal is of course one of them."

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