Arsenal step up transfer pursuit of ideal Mesut Ozil replacement with £72million asking price

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Arsenal have reportedly stepped up their interest in Real Madrid playmaker Isco in the last few days as manager Unai Emery is a big fan.

This rumour from Diario Gol follows other similar stories recently, with the timing making sense as Mesut Ozil falls out of favour at the Emirates Stadium.

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The former Germany international’s future at Arsenal is in some doubt, with the Independent even claiming the Gunners could try swapping him for Isco.

The latest from Diario Gol is that Real are considering selling the unsettled star if they receive an offer of around £72million, with Arsenal currently showing the most interest.

Gooners would surely be pretty happy with this, even if it’s not entirely clear why Emery continues to freeze Ozil out.

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The 30-year-old is not everyone’s cup of tea by a long way, but looks a superior option to the likes of Alex Iwobi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan at the moment, while even Ainsley Maitland-Niles was given an attacking midfield role ahead of him in the 5-1 defeat at Liverpool yesterday.

Still, if Emery favours Isco, that could be the ideal signing to sort that area of the pitch out.

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