Arsenal fans are still celebrating their emphatic 3-0 win against Burnley here in the Football Transfer Tavern but they do pause to consider what Metro have to say.
The publication seems to think the Gunners have lined up a transfer alternative to Sami Khedira and he also comes from Real Madrid.
Asier Illarramendi is reportedly on the radar of Arsene Wenger and given the Gunners boss is desperate for some real quality in the middle of the park, we do not blame him for having his head turned by the Spanish midfielder.
Illarramendi would be available on loan given he does seem to have a long-term future at Real Madrid, not to mention the fact that the Spanish side paid a fair bit for him.
However at the minute, he cannot get any playing time in Carlo Ancelotti’s starting eleven and does need some to carry on developing and learning in the game.
Some of our regulars actually think this would be a smart move and that Wenger should now forget about signing Khedira who is likely to be at the centre of a transfer scramble between a whole host of interested parties given his contractual situation.
Arsenal fans. What are your thoughts on this? Is Illarramendi someone you would like to sign on loan? Let us know your thoughts below.