FOOTBALL NEWS – ARSENAL READY FOR SHORT-TERM ISCO DEAL – PAPER ROUND
Arsenal have won two games on the bounce to change their fortunes, and Mikel Arteta is looking to add creativity when he enters the January transfer market. The name at the top of his list is Isco, Real Madrid’s 28-year-old attacking midfielder. He is ready to leave to ensure he stays in the Spanish national team, and while his club would entertain a loan offer, the Telegraph reports that Zinedine Zidane would rather keep him for the rest of the season before selling him.
Isco could add the kind of creativity that Arsenal have been missing for much of this season, but given he has been out of regular action for months there is no guarantee he can adjust to the demands of the Premier League quickly enough. However, if he is available for loan then there is little harm in giving the opportunity to prove himself.