After the latest injury update on the Arsenal and Spain midfield star Santi Cazorla ruled the little magician out until at least March of next year, the chances of Arsene Wenger using the transfer market to sign a player that could cover for Cazorla will have increased.
That could be very good news for Santi’s international team mate Isco because The Independent reported this week that the talented 23-year old has had just about enough of being ignored by his new manager Rafa Benitez.
Isco made a great impact when he was signed by Real Madrid back in the summer of 2013 after grabbing all sorts of plaudits with his previous La Liga club Malaga, where coincidentally he spent a full season in the same team as Cazorla.
But as Madrid have continued to splash out on transfers, Isco has been pushed down the pecking order until the point when he is now ready to move on. He certainly has the sort of technical and creative ability to be able to cover for Cazorla and although he has not played much in Santi´s new deeper role, he does have a great work rate and could turn out to be just as good there. And if not he still has the versatility to play as a number 10, a second striker and on either flank.
So will the news about Cazorla lead Arsenal to offer this unhappy young player a lifeline away from Madrid? Would you sign him if you were in Wenger’s position?