Arsenal to offer Isco transfer lifeline after Cazorla setback?

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?

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  1. Of course. Esp cz caz is ageing and subs like wilshere n rosiky keep getting injured caz will hv less time to rest and therefore get more injuries. So buy isco.

    AND carvhlo or lars bender or wamyama.

    So two signings will defo help our injury probs.

  2. Hahaha I would sign all the best players for Arsenal,
    that’s if, I were in Wenger’s position ?
    I would even get a part – time job working in McDonald’s to help pay for those players… On second thoughts, I would probably get the sack for munching them clean out of burgers! ?

    Anyways, Isco is too expensive for Wenger (32mil)
    Brozvic is more like a wenger signing, at half the Isco value.
    Wenger tried signing him before he was loaned out to inter Milan.
    Infact he could even sign 3 players with that 32 mil,
    Kokorin is supposedly all agreed according to reports from Russia (4.3mil)

    I’m more likely to believe the cheap two bob rumours, rather than the 30+ million ones!

    1. Arsenal are weighing up a move for highly-rated Inter Milan loanee Marcelo Brozovic, according to Italian source Calciomercato

      Brozovic joined the Nerazzurri on a one-and-a-half-year loan deal from parent club Dinamo Zagreb in January and has caught the eye with his displays in the current Serie A campaign.

      Inter currently have an obligation to buy Brozovic for at the end of his loan spell at the San Siro for €5m of the deal agreed with Zagreb; however, Calciomercato says he could, in turn, be sold to either Chelsea or Arsenal.

      The Italian news outlet says Inter will ask for €20m (£14.6m), but speculate a €17m (£12.4m) offer would be enough.

    2. I don’t believe that we should do what pool has done for the past 5 year and sign 3 players for the price of 1. I don’t know much about Brozic but the feeling for me is that the signing for other cheap players won’t help us in the race for the title. I know that Wenger is more likley to sign a player who is young and cheap but for me the main goal is to get a DM to compete with le coq, and maybe a striker (not Nolito or another player who is in the same rankings as Giroud..)

      Isco would be a nice signing, but do we need a new CM, OMC??

  3. Isco would be great but I am a bit more concerned with loss of Coquelin. We have Ramsey and Ozil for CM. Wilshere is Coming back and Rosicky
    We could use a strong top DM to finish out the season. I dont see Arteta and Flamini staying for next season either so could be good time.

    Although we could use another LW to back up Alexis

  4. Always loves this boy, if we don’t get him we have to get him later i.e if he is willing to leave Madrid then it must be to arsenal. Perfect replacement for cazorla in my opinion, I seem to remember a period he was on form playing from the deeper role for Madrid and we all know he is a good amf

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