Arsene Wenger’s Mathieu Flamini-protected defence are 19/20 to guide their side to a win to nil against Norwich in their next Premier League outing, but could be in trouble if the Frenchman sustains an injury.
Arsenal already have three players who are adept at playing in Draxler’s position.
The Gunners’ squad currently has a trio of operators at home in the left-sided berth Schalke’s number 10 currently occupies.
Lukas Podolski, Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could all be employed there and the former registered 11 goals and nine assists as first-choice in the position last season.
Given the overstuffed attacking-midfield positions on the Emirates roster at present, bringing in another man on the left would also further limit the options when it comes to including Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla in the side.
Uber sick note Abou Diaby is the only senior defensive-midfield cover for Flamini.
The former AC Milan man has been one of the less-heralded stars of Arsenal’s bright start to the campaign, providing an effective screen in front of the back-four.
However, should he become injured the Gunners have only a man who has so far proved no more than adequate in Emmanuel Frimpong to call upon in Diaby’s absence.
Song could be signed for a fraction of the fee required to land the Schalke starlet.
When various sides, Arsenal among them, were sniffing around Gelsenkirchen’s most sought-after son in the summer of 2013 his manager Horst Heldt suggested that it would take a bid of £60m to talk the club into doing business.
The Cameroonian would come at a fraction of that cost having left north London for £15m in the summer and a signing in his position is arguably more important for the overall balance of the Gunners’ squad.