Arsenal’s interest in Isco is real and a January move in the offing.
The transfer season is rarely ever boring. There have been times where Arsenal have done diddly squat and irked their millions of supporters, but even on those occasions the rumours have swirled to incite some giddiness.
The speculation about Isco, however, is very real.
Picked up by outlets across Europe, including the Press Association, Telegraph, Daily Mail and about a dozen others, AS in Spain have continued to provide updates and their latest development heavily suggests that a move is imminent from the Gunners.
Talk of Mikel Arteta eyeing up his fellow Spaniard emerged back in November, when Arsenal’s dearth of creativity and increasingly frightful plight was at near breaking point.
Chances weren’t forthcoming, let alone goals, with every man and his dog linked with a move to north London to help stem the turgid tide. Given the situation of Isco at Real Madrid, as well as his profile and track-record, his name cropped up amid a flurry of other creative midfielders not earning their wage on the pitch.
Christian Eriksen was involved in the conversation, so too Julian Brandt, with none of the trio earning the regular minutes they’d have liked at their respective clubs. As for Isco, he’s started only three matches all campaign for Los Blancos, not completing 90 minutes even once.
His grievances are public knowledge, as it’s become clear that Zinedine Zidane has no place for the 28-year-old in his side. Are Arsenal the side to offer him an escape route in January?