Arsenal’s poor run in the league came to an end when they sealed a 3-1 win over Chelsea on Boxing Day and then followed it up with a 1-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion on Tuesday.
The Gunners, however, have struggled to find the back of the net regularly this season as they have scored 16 goals in 16 league matches.
It’s no surprise the north London club would be looking to bring in a creative player, and according to AS, Isco has been identified as a target.
The former Malaga star has struggled for regular minutes at Real Madrid and has asked the La Liga winners to let him leave in the winter market.
Two days ago, the same newspaper explained the 28-year-old has preferred to join Sevilla as he plans to continue in Spain.
The report now state there has been a ‘last minute movement’ as Mikel Arteta is keen on signing his compatriot on a loan deal next month.
Online, AS further explains a source close to Arsenal has neither confirmed nor denied whether or not Isco is in their transfer target list for the upcoming window.
The newspaper explains the player’s environment ‘still doesn’t have’ the news of Arsenal’s interest in the Spain international.
Meanwhile, Zinedine Zidane’s side are not planning to allow anyone to leave the club in January in order to avoid weaking the squad.
Real Madrid’s idea is to cash in €20m from Isco’s sale, and if there’s no change in the situation between now and June, he will join Sevilla next summer. The Europe League winners, however, have to match his €7m net annual salary.
AS add Arsenal’s interest in the attacking midfielder is ‘real’, and it could trigger an ‘unexpected’ transfer in January.