Arsenal travel to Anfield to face Liverpool on Saturday in a match that finished fifth against fourth in the Premier League. The Gunners are two points behind Liverpool, but come into the game on an eight-match unbeaten streak.
Meanwhile, Arsenal are eager to sign Real Madrid midfielder in January. In other places, AC Milan are plotting a discount deal for a Gunners attacker. On that note, here’s a look at the key Arsenal transfer stories for November 20, 2021.
Arsenal eager to sign Isco
Arsenal are eager to sign Isco, according to Only Arsenal via Todo Fichajes. The Spaniard has struggled to get past Carlo Ancelotti’s plans at Real Madrid this season. Isco’s current contract expires next summer, and Los Blancos have yet to offer to extend his stay. The Gunners are plotting to secure Isco’s service in January.
The Spaniard joined Real Madrid in 2013, and has made 342 appearances for the club to date, scoring 52 goals. However, he has declined in form in recent seasons, and is no longer a guaranteed star at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Isco was frustrated by the lack of opportunities and wanted to pursue his career elsewhere. Arsenal are keeping a close eye on his situation. The 29-year-old is due to leave the club in January and The Gunners are interested.
Arsenal brought in Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid this summer. However, the Norwegian has struggled on form so far. The Gunners want Isco to take his place. Mikel Arteta believes the Spaniard will strengthen the core of his midfield, and is ready to punish his arrival this winter. Real Madrid are ready to let Isco leave in January.
AC Milan plot to cut prices for Nicolas Pepe
AC Milan is planning a discount for Nicolas Pepe, according to Only Arsenal over Il Milanista.
The Ivory Coast attacker has had a tough time since joining Arsenal in 2019. The Gunners have now run out of patience and are ready to spend money on him in January. The Rossoneri are keen to strengthen their attack next year, and have identified Pepe as an option.
Arsenal want £ 25 million to bid farewell to the Ivorian. AC Milan believe it will be a bargain for a player who can make an immediate impact as they start 11 games.
AS Roma ready to revive interest in Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka
AS Roma are ready to ignite their interest in Granit Xhaka, according to Sport Witness via Corriere dello Sport. The Swiss international is expected to move to Serie A this summer. However, Arsenal eventually turned the tide and forced Xhaka to sign a new contract.
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Even so, Xhaka’s season has barely been memorable since. Despite his difficulties, AS Roma are still interested in the service of the 29-year-old. The Gunners may be willing to remove him, as they have been in pretty good performance in his absence.
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