Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso might be joining arsenal in the near future. The premier League leaders have now joined the race to sign the veteran.
With the current offers from Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal, the latter has the highest chances of taking the player.
Of the three teams, Alonso is said to have already ruled out the possibility of making an emotional return to Merseyside, leaving him now with a straight decision between the west and north Londoners, with the ball-playing midfielder set to make up his mind within the next fortnight.
And while Alonso did work for three largely successful years under the current Chelsea manager in La Liga, that is not thought likely to influence him into picking the Blues over the Gunners though, with the recent word coming out of the deep-lying playmaker’s camp suggesting that in actual fact, a move to the Emirates is what now appeals more to Alonso.