Arsenal will enter the January transfer window with the hope of signing a creative midfielder.
Technical director Edu and first-team manager Mikel Arteta are both in agreement that the squad lacks an attacking midfielder that could make the difference in the final third.
And a number of names have been tipped to fill the void, including the likes of Houssem Aouar, Julian Brandt, Christian Eriksen, and Emi Buendia among plenty others.
The latest rumour doing the rounds is that Arsenal are keen to bring Isco to the Emirates Stadium for the second half of the season.
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According to the Press Association, any deal bringing the Spaniard to north London would be a half-season loan and Real Madrid would have to pay a percentage of his wage.
With that said, The Athletic have reported that Arteta will be backed in the window but has to sell first, so Isco to Arsenal is dependent on at least one player leaving.
But do the Gunners need to bring in Isco on loan to solve their creative problems?
Well, according to former striker Kevin Campbell, Emile Smith Rowe – who impressed in the 3-1 win over Chelsea on Boxing Day – may have already completed Arsenal’s next transfer mission.
“Some of the problems Arsenal have is the lack of creativity, there’s not a creative player that can link the midfield to attack, but this guy seems to be doing it effortlessly,” Campbell said on Amazon Prime.
“Little simple give and gos, but Arsenal weren’t doing that previously.
“He’s brought a lot of energy and quality to the forward positions.
“With Martinelli and Saka as well, these kids are making a massive difference.
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