Arsenal transfer round-up: Paul Pogba move backed, Gunners make Isco decision

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is continuing to overhaul his squad as he continues to fire the Gunners up the Premier League table.

The Gunners are now within touching distance of the Europa League qualification spots after three consecutive wins over West Brom, Chelsea and Brighton.

Sead Kolasnic has already been moved on, joining Bundesliga side Schalke on loan, and Arteta more than hinting others will follow the Bosnian through the exit door this month.

But the need for reinforcements, and departures, is clear as the Spaniard seeks to stamp his vision on the team now the January transfer window has begun.

Here’s the latest Arsenal transfer news.

Pogba move backed by Wright

Ian Wright "would love" Paul Pogba to play for Arsenal as he continues to be linked with a Manchester United exit.

Mirror Sport understands that the club will sanction Pogba's exit in the summer after accepting he would not sign a new deal.

And Wright admits he would love a player of his ilk in north London as he waxed lyrical about his performance against Villa.

"Yes [Pogba is back to his best] he is and you know, with all the stuff that’s happened with him he’s getting it right on the pitch," he said.

"He was everywhere. He was in his own box, he was up there in their box, he was doing everything today.

"That’s what he can do with his creativity. you give him this much time when you have willing runners like Marcus Rashford….that is just fantastic.

"A super, super pass. I’d love to have someone like that."

Gunners make Isco decision

Arsenal have reportedly decided against making a move for Real Madrid playmaker Isco.

That is because they have been impressed by the recent form of young Emile Smith Rowe.

The 20-year-old has highly impressed in recent weeks after being given a run of games, starting in all three of Arsenal’s recent wins.

Arteta was believed to be a big supporter of Isco and would have loved to snap up the 28-year-old if he became available, but AS claim that he now thinks that would be an unnecessary move following the emergence of Smith Rowe.

Sevilla star speaks out amid rumours

Sevilla midfielder Joan Jordan has spoken out amid rumours that he is being targeted by Arsenal this month.

The Gunners are believed to be willing to meet Sevilla’s £32million asking price, meaning a move could be on the cards.

But Jordan insists he is focused on life in Spain and La Liga.

He said: “In the end, these are just things that come out [transfer talk], like the many things that were said, the rumours, when I was at Eibar.

“I have always been very clear about the present…the future does not feed me, it takes away from me and does not give me the energy I need.”

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