Wenger may move for Spanish playmaker after Blues increase their attacking options with Willian addition

Arsenal could offer Juan Mata a surprise escape route from Chelsea reports The Sunday People.

Sunday People Sport can reveal the Blues have told new signing Willian he will make up a first-choice attacking midfield trio with Eden Hazard and Oscar.

And that leaves Spanish ­international Mata as a bit-part player.

Arsenal want to prove their ambition – and with Champions League football virtually guaranteed the board feel they are now in a better negotiating position.

Arsene Wenger was in pole position to sign Mata from Valencia in 2011 until Chelsea nabbed him with a £23.5m package.