Arsenal fans have been really looking for some positive and reliable transfer news, and they may well have just got it. Whereas Riyad Mahrez reports from Algeria were largely based on the English press, and the latest claims of an Alexandre Lacazette bid not the most reliable… how does Julian Draxler saying he wants a transfer sound?

In an absolute transfer bomb for Wolfsburg, Draxler has made it very clear to Bild, and therefore his current club, that he wants out.

The Germany international has been quoted as saying that before Wolfsburg said he was staying, they should have spoken to him: “Before one goes public, they should also have a word with myself.

“For me it is so that I have expressed myself clearly after the Euros, with Dieter Hecking, that I want to leave Wolfsburg. The coach knows for more than three weeks.

“Two days after the semi-final at the European Championships I told him how I see the whole situation and what I want – which is to leave the club.”

Draxler is annoyed at what he thinks are briefings about the situation to the German media, and the club not being straight about things.

The player only joined Wolfsburg from Schalke last summer, but says it was made clear at the time that he could leave should a really good opportunity arise.

“I was verbally assured with my transfer in August 2015 that I can leave the club when given opportunities. Both from Hecking, as well as Allofs.

“It was always clear between all parties that I would like to go to a top international club if the opportunity arises. It was discussed that we speak rationally with one another, if other clubs show interest.”

Draxler made it quite clear that Wolfsburg was always just a ‘springboard’ for him to a bigger club, which surely won’t go down well with fans.

At the end of Bild’s huge exclusive, they say: ‘PS. Draxler is at Arsenal London and Juventus Turin in conversation’