There have been rumours for years about Isco coming to Arsenal. In previous years there was speculation about him being a replacement for Mesut Ozil when his contract expired, but now that Ozil has signed a new 3.5-year deal, the focus has shifted. Arsenal are still keen on a deep lying playmaker to fill Cazorla’s absence, and Isco could be just that. Manchester United have also been linked to Isco, but they have a plethora of attacking options already, so in all honesty Arsenal could use him a lot more, especially in terms of play style, which is shown by Mkhitaryan’s early success for the Gunners. Mourinho plays a defensive style and Isco would not thrive in that system. Another reason why Arsenal have a good chance of landing the talented Spaniard is because of the turmoil a Real Madrid. Madrid may be looking to offload some players, and also their manager, Zidane, with recent failures.
The 25-year-old still has yet to reach his prime, and at Arsenal he would thrive in the team. This is because he is so versatile. He can play in any midfield role, and can also play on the wings. He would be a great deep lying playmaker, and, he would be a much-needed improvement to Alex Iwobi on the wing, who is a talented player, but is not up to par with the rest of his attacking teammates. Another factor that plays into this is if Jack Wilshere doesn’t resign, since his contract is up in the summer. If Wilshere winds his contract out and chooses to move, or the club doesn’t want to keep him, Midfield purchases would be needed 100%, especially a big-name talent.
According to reports Isco has spoken to his boss, Zidane, and has told him his future is uncertain because he has received tempting offers and he also wants to grow and prove himself. It seems Isco would like to become a key player rather than a rotational player who occasionally gets long runs in the starting XI when he is on form.
If Arsenal completed this deal it would be thrilling for fans, and would strike fear in opponents because the attacking options would be unreal, with the likes of Ozil, Aubameyang, Lacazette, and Mkhitaryan. In 18 appearances for the Spanish giants, Real Madrid, he has contributed 5 goals and 4 assists. He has been involved in a goal every two matches which is pretty solid for a player who doesn’t get consistent game time with so much competition, and also is moved around positionally, a lot. He has also created 35 chances for his teammates this season which is a solid number.