Latest Arsenal transfer rumours: Real Madrid star linked, Gunners to cancel loan early

Arsenal have endured a difficult start to the Premier League season, accumulating just 13 points from their first nine games and struggling to transfer their Europa League form to their domestic efforts.

The Gunners are currently sat 12th and that’s despite strengthening significantly in the summer, signing the likes of Thomas Partey, Willian, Dani Ceballos and Gabriel Magalhaes.

Mikel Arteta will be desperate for his team to improve in the coming months and he could accelerate that by strengthening further in the January transfer window should the board back the Spaniard.

But who could the Gunners sign and who is on the cards to leave the Emirates Stadium in the winter window?

Below we bring you all the latest concerning Arsenal from the transfer rumour mill.

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Arteta eyes Isco

According to Spanish outlet Defensa Central, Arteta has told his board he wants to sign Real Madrid midfielder Isco, who has struggled for game time this season.

The report suggests the Gunners are eyeing up a possible loan move for the Spain international with an option to buy at the end of the season.

The 28-year-old burst onto the scene at the Santiago Bernabeu after joining from Malaga in 2013 and was a regular for a number of years as Real rediscovered their European dominance.

But he has fallen out of favour since Zinedine Zidane’s return, starting just three times this season, and he is now reportedly looking for a new challenge.

Isco has been out of favour at Real Madrid this season
(Image: Helios de la Rubia/Real Madrid via Getty Images)

Arsenal could offer him that and they may be in a good position with Dani Ceballos already on loan at the Emirates Stadium.

The sticking point could be the Gunners’ desire to land Isco on loan with Real, according to the report, preferring a permanent deal in the winter.

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