Arsenal To Pip Spurs To Loan Capture Of Coveted Spanish Attacking Starlet In January

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Marksman shone for his country at last summer’s Uefa European Under-21 championship in Israel. 

Premier League leaders Arsenal are understood to be the favourites ahead of city-rivals Tottenham Hotspur to land highly rated young Real Madrid front man Alvaro Morata on loan when the winter transfer window opens again for business in the new year, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.

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Both Premier League giants have been heavily linked with the Spain Under-21 international of late as each club goes in search of more attacking firepower next month, although it is believed that Morata has now decided to head to the Emirates rather than White Hart Lane on a six-month loan deal in January.

And that development will have come as huge relief to Gunners head coach Arsene Wenger, with the experienced Frenchman known to have been scoring the market on the Continent over the course of the past few months in a desperate search for strikers to provide some much-needed back-up to his one and only current centre forward in north London Olivier Giroud.

Morata, 21, has enjoyed an excellent start to the campaign for los Blancos, with the promising 21-year-old having managed to register ten goals and two assists in total already so far this season in just 19 matches in all competitions for both club and country.