Despite the Spaniard having been a key player at Stamford Bridge over the course of the past few years, his chances of regular football are in serious threat under new boss Jose Mourinho.
‘The Special One’ is believed to be on the verge of securing a deal for Anzhi Makhachkala’s Willian, a player he intends to line up alongside Eden Hazard and Oscar in a fearsome attacking midfield trio.
As a result of this, Mata could be set to leave West London, which has alerted Arsene Wenger.
The Frenchman is desperate to secure a marquee signing in the coming days to ease the tension growing among fans who have been angered by the club’s lack of transfer activity this summer.
He sees Mata as the ideal man to create a feel good factor at the Emirates and spearhead the Gunners’ quest for another top four finish.
Although Manchester United are reportedly keen, Arsenal are hopeful that offering the Spaniard the chance to stay in London may convince him to make the short trip from Stamford Bridge.
Arsenal are also keen on Newcastle’s Yohan Cabaye.
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