Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has confirmed he will not stop Nuri Sahin joining Arsenal this month.
Arsenal look set to complete the signing of Santi Cazorla from Malaga in the next 24 hours after the midfielder passed a medical in London.
Turkey international Sahin is also wanted by Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, and Mourinho has revealed is ready to let the 23-year-old, who failed to hold down a place in his starting line-up last season, leave the Bernabeu.
"He’s a young boy, he wants to play every match," said the Special One.
"He wants to be happy to play, he wants to play to be happy, and in Real Madrid with Xabi Alonso, with [Sami] Khedira, with Lassana [Diarra], [Esteban] Granero, [Mesut] Ozil, the situation is not easy."
Mourinho also said the decision of whether Sahin leaves Los Blancos will be down to the player himself.
"Real Madrid is very difficult. It is not an easy club, because we demand a lot.
"We have great players, and when you don’t start well, it is difficult to do it.
"If he stays, he’s not a problem for me, he’s one more solution. We leave [the situation] in his hands."