• Arsenal is likely to add another attacking midfielder in the next transfer window
  • The Gunners could reportedly go all-in on Real Madrid's Isco
  • Los Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti hints at keeping the veteran midfielder

Arsenal may have just rekindled its interest in signing a world-class player from Spain.

Since the arrival of Thomas Partey, Arsenal has yet to bring in another elite-level midfielder to the Emirates Stadium.

However, the Gunners could manage to add one in the next transfer window with Real Madrid’s Isco on their radar once again, Spanish outlet Todo Fichajes reported.

International Business Times could not independently verify this information.

According to the report, Arsenal is currently the favorites to land Isco, who is set to become a free agent at the end of the season.

As it stands, Mikel Arteta’s side has been in constant communication with Real Madrid over the potential transfer of the veteran midfielder.

It is yet to be known the approximate cost of Isco’s possible transfer, but the report already noted that Arsenal “would be willing” to splurge on the two-time La Liga champion given there has been an evident need to intensify Arteta’s attacking midfield.

The report further claimed that Isco will have the final say on his future, and Real Madrid will not stand on his way should he consider pushing for an exit.

Arsenal has long been admirers of Isco. In a previous post, Arteta is said to have asked the club’s executives to greenlight a swoop for the four-time Champions League winner ahead of the January window.

It was also noted that Arteta is confident Isco is the type of player who fits his current Arsenal setup “like a glove” and another Real Madrid standout who could possibly flourish under his tutelage like Dani Ceballos.

Isco Alarcon of Real Madrid
Isco Alarcon of Real Madrid Getty Images | David S. Bustamante/Soccrates

Widespread rumors have claimed that Isco is no longer a key figure at the current Los Blancos squad.

This may have been the result of his sudden fall in Carlo Ancelotti’s pecking order.

From being a regular starter for Real Madrid since 2013, the 29-year-old trimmed down to just eight league starts last season.

Despite the rumors swirling around, Los Blancos boss Ancelotti has always brushed off talks of Isco’s departure.

Based on the renowned manager’s most recent comment about Isco, it appears that Real Madrid is not considering letting go of the veteran attacker anytime soon.

"I have a lot of affection for [Gareth] Bale, Isco and Marcelo," Ancelotti said in June.

"They are Real Madrid players and that already motivates them. There is a judge and that's the field.”