Arsenal News Roundup: Arteta considers loan of another Real Madrid star, Costa not on Gunners’ radar, and more

With the January transfer window approaching, Arsenal are hoping to make a few additions and improve their form to move up the Premier League table. Here is the latest Arsenal news from December 29, 2020:

Arsenal won’t budge for Diego Costa

Diego Costa has struggled to play for Atletico Madrid this season and is now a free agent after the player and the club agreed to mutual termination of his contract.

Costa, of course, enjoyed success in England with Chelsea and helped them win the Premier League title and he has been linked with a move to Arsenal.

A recent Times report, however, revealed that Costa was not on Arsenal’s wishlist for the January transfer window. The Gunners are expected to add more offensive reinforcements next month.

Arsenal have offered Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a new contract this summer, but he have been unable to replicate last season’s form so far, scoring just three goals in 13 league appearances so far this season.

Isco at Arsenal a possibility

Arsenal desperately need an injection of creativity, and it could come in the form of Isco who has been linked with a move away from Real Madrid.

The 28-year-old is not one of Zinedine Zidane’s favorite options in midfield and has only been able to make three starts all season under the Frenchman.

A six-month loan is likely for him in January, and Arsenal are said to be looking according to Metro. The midfielder will prefer to stay in Spain given it is only a short loan period with Sevilla being his preferred destination.

Arsenal have loaned Dani Ceballos from Real Madrid to the club before, but given he doesn’t play as much, Los Blancos could have doubts about Isco’s loan to the Gunners.

Lee Dixon thinks Aubameyang should stay on the bench

Former Arsenal star Lee Dixon believes staying on the bench could do Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang some good as the Gabonese star has yet to find his best form this season.

Aubameyang missed the game against Chelsea on Boxing Day but Arsenal didn’t feel his absence as Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli produced the goods in attack.

Dixon explained that if Arsenal succeed without Aubameyang, the forward could come back strong with a point to prove:

“He is [Aubameyang] obviously an extremely talented footballer and we need his goals but maybe now is the time for him [Arteta] just to watch and assess the team, ”Dixon said.

“If they win their next two games and he doesn’t play, he could come back with a shot. This rest could do him good, ”he added.

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