Arsenal have launched a stunning £43million bid for Julian Draxler, according to reports.

The Gunners are desperate to reload some more firepower up front to help out striker Olivier Giroud.

And ESPN report Arsene Wenger has already offered a stunning sum in excess of £40m for the Germany international, 22. The Bundesliga ace was targeted by the Frenchman last summer but signed for Wolfsburg instead on a five-year deal.

Julian Draxler is currently on international duty with Germany and heads into semi-final against France tonight

But Wenger is a known admirer of the forward and Arsenal could prove difficult to fend off. The former Schalke star scored ten goals last season since his move to the Volkswagen Arena and earned himself a place in Germany’s star-studded Euro 2016 squad.

And he has already repaid national team boss Joachim Low by pitching in with a goal and an assist this tournament. Draxler has become renowned in the Bundesliga for his effective dribbling and powerful shots from distance.

The winger can also hold up play well and link with the players around him, a crucial element in Arsenal’s philosophy. Gunners fans have long begged for a new striker, with the likes of Alvaro Morata, Karim Benzema, Gonzalo Higuain and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on their wishlist.

ESPN reported Arsenal have made a £43million bid for Julian Draxler

Arsenal missed out on Jamie Vardy this summer but have so far signed midfielder Granit Xhaka and Japanese forward Takuma Asano. Meanwhile, Theo Walcott has been heavily linked with an Emirates exit, with West Ham believed to be closing in on his signature.