Transfer Balls: Julian Draxler To Arsenal When The Question Marks Are Answered
TRANSFER Balls: a look at rumour and nonsense reported as fact in the mainstream media.
The Daily Mirror does at it must and presnts a non-news story as a question:
Arsenal to pay Julian Draxler’s £37m release clause?
The entire story – as picked up by Google News – is this:
Arsenal may pay Julian Draxler’s £37million release clause in January as they look for cover for the injured Mesut Ozil. (Express)
So. The Mirror takes a non-story from the Express and then fails to even link to it.
Modern journalism really is that reduced.
But let’s see what the Express has to say:
Arsenal look to £37m Julian Draxler as Mesut Ozil replacement – ARSENAL will match Julian Draxler’s £37million Schalke release clause after growing frustrated with club-record signing Mesut Ozil.
Anthony Chapman then adds:
…Wenger is finally ready to move for Draxler in order to revive his injury-hit squad.
Number of words from Wenger: nil.
But lest we think the Express the shining knioght onm this Balls, this is what the apper reported earlier:
The Daily Mirror has its question marks, the Express has its inverted commas. The readers get duped either way…