'Hi Carlo, it's Arsene, I'm desperate...' - Wenger to make last minute Morata plea?

Will Arsene Wenger turn to Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti to bail him out on deadline day once again?

The summer transfer window was not a lot of fun for Arsenal or their supporters - but it was all worth it in the end when Mesut Ozil was secured for a club record £42.4 million fee on deadline day.

But one key question should worry supporters - What if Carlo Ancelotti said no?

Did Arsenal have another plan up their sleeve? Or did they get lucky that the Italian made one of the more questionable footballing decisions in recent years, which was criticised by even his own players, Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos.

It was Arsene Wenger's good fortune that he did, yet months on from that transfer, the Arsenal manager finds himself in a similar scenario.

Unsuccessful in attempts to land a high profile striker, or even a stop-gap one at this point, the club had seemingly focused their attentions on playmaker Julian Draxler, yet it appears the Gunners are not prepared to offer the huge money it would require to tempt Schalke to sell.

So having struck dead-end, could Wenger turn back to his old Premier League rival Ancelotti for another favour?

This time it would be Alvaro Morata, and the favour would not be nearly as huge.

Talk had heated up regarding a loan deal for the Spanish under-21 striker in December, and then during early January - before the player announced his intention to stay.

Yet with the striker involved in a row with his boss last week, the possibility of a last minute deal is still a possibility - even if Madrid would demand some sort of loan fee.

The Mirror reported earlier this week that the Gunners had been given 'fresh encouragement' over a Morata loan deal by Madrid, as they re-initiated enquiries about the back-up option.

The main problem is Morata is Madrid's fall-back striker of their own, and they would take some persuading.

Arsene Wenger may just have to use that famous charm to make it happen, or simply plead desperation.

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