So, another day and another swathe of Arsenal transfer rumours comes to the fore. it would appear that Unai Emery is set to make his own stamp on the team by bringing in great changes to the Gunners squad and the arrival of Stephan Lichststeiner and Bernd Leno was only the beginning.
Lucas Torreira is expected to be his next most important signing and although the Uruguayan refused to confirm or deny the rumours he has added fuel to the fire by ‘liking’ an instagram pic with a friend who had added #Arsenal to the end of the caption. It may be silly to read too much into it, but at least it didn’t say Napoli!
The newest Arsenal rumour is about the Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega, and the Mirror reports: Arsenal have reportedly held positive talks with Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega.
The Argentina international is currently in Russia at the World Cup where his side are fighting to stay in the competition.
But his agent Marcelo Simonian is believed to have flown to London to hold talks with Arsenal chiefs, according to reports in Italy.
New Gunners boss Unai Emery is keen to be reunited with Banega having coached him at Sevilla.
There is yet to be any proof about that one either, but we may well be in need of another midfielder. And do we still need another defender? According to football Italia the Gunners are also keen on Lichststeiner’s old team-mate from Juventus Medhi Benatia, who “is unsure of his Juventus future, as Arsenal join Borussia Dortmund and Olympique Marseille in chasing the defender.
The Morocco international is currently at the World Cup in Russia and confessed to reporters he was “waiting for a call” from Turin.
If he were to leave this summer, he’d likely go abroad with proposals from England, Germany and France.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Arsenal are also now in the running for Benatia’s services.”
Again there is very little proof of that one either. but one midfielder that could be a real possibility is Real Madrid’s Mateo Kovacic, who at least has admitted that he wants to leave the Bernabeau. “I would like to play more in Madrid because I love football and being in the field, but I know that it’s hard for Real,” he admitted. “I understand the situation, but the best thing for me is to go to a club where I can play regularly. If I do not play, I’m not happy.”
Would he get to play regularly at Arsenal? I would like to think so, but going by the value we have looked for so far in most of our targets, I’m not sure that Arsenal would pay the money that Real Madrid would demand.
So who would you like out of those four?