Guaranteed first-team football key component to Arsenal completing £28.9m deal

Real Madrid star Isco can join Arsenal in a deal worth £28.9million this January, but only if the midfielder is guaranteed regular first-team football, according to reports from the Express.

The Gunners have been heavily linked with a move for the Spaniard since the summer, but no offer was submitted and the former Malaga ace stayed at the Santiago Bernabeu.

However, even though the La Liga giants are keen on keeping Isco, the playmaker is currently unhappy with his lack of playing time with the likes of James Rodriguez, Gareth Bale, and Toni Kroos ahead of him in the pecking order.

His frustrations have therefore alerted Arsenal, who believe they can offer him the playing time he demands ahead of Euro 2016.

The 23-year-old is hoping to be selected for the Spain national squad for the tournament, and with Santi Cazorla injured for the next three months, Isco could be the ideal replacement for the crocked midfielder in the second half of the season.