Arsenal lead race for Real Sociedad midfielder Asier Illarramendi

Arsenal are leading the race for Real Sociedad midfielder Asier Illarramendi.

Arsenal are leading the race for Real Sociedad midfielder Asier Illarramendi.

The Daily Star says Illarramendi, 23, is the latest of a number of Spanish youngsters being chased by Europe's top clubs.

Illarramendi helped Sociedad finish fourth in La Liga this season and impressed for his country in the European Under-21 Championship.

Arsenal would need to shell out around £10m for his services - but it not clear whether the starlet would be interested in a move.

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