The Gunners were widely reported to be in pursuit of Draxler last summer and again during the January transfer window, but a move failed to materialise.

And with the end of the season fast approaching, speculation has again been mounting over renewed efforts to bring the German international to the Emirates.

But according to Schalke’s sporting director Horst Heldt, the 20-year-old will be going nowhere this summer.

He told Sky90: ‘I believe that Draxler will stay with us.’