Emirates Stadium side would do well to land Bernabeu star.
Arsenal are reportedly keeping tabs on Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illarramendi according to Sky Sports.
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The 24 year old hasn’t been a regular since moving to the Bernabeu in a £29m deal in the summer of 2013 and is apparently a target of his former club Real Sociedad.
One imagines a move to the Emirates Stadium may prove more tempting for the Spanish international given that David Moyes’ side are in the bottom half of La Liga and Illara is arguably an ideal Gunners target.
The Real Madrid man offers the qualities of a defensive midfielder though is also very comfortable on the ball and could provide some much needed steel in the middle of the park.
Currently Wenger relies upon the likes of Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Flamini and most recently Francis Coquelin for the role but Illarramendi is a big step up in terms of quality.
In his first season in the Spanish capital Illara battled Xabi Alonso for a regular starting berth and this term has seen Toni Kroos line up alongside Luka Modric and as such could be ready to quit the club for pastures new.