Arsenal may already be looking towards the summer transfer window as they’ve struggled to compete at times, with a top four spot and their European future in doubt.
The Gunners haven’t quite been able to ensure consistency in all competitions, so this week could prove to be a crucial period in their season as they’re set to face BATE Borisov and Burnley.
Interestingly, it appears as if the North London club are eyeing a possible swoop, as according to The Mirror, Arsenal are ready to re-open the pursuit of Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega in the summer.
One thing that has been playing on supporters’ minds in recent times has been Matteo Guendouzi’s future, as according to the Sunday Express (via Metro), Arsenal have set a £60 million asking price for the Frenchman with Paris Saint-Germain considering a summer move.
Indeed, the Gunners simply must pack the midfielder’s bags if PSG come calling in the summer as there’re plenty of other potential replacements that can step right into the Gunners’ midfield. He’s been rather impressive since moving to the Emirates but one thing he currently lacks is an attacking presence, which has been missed at times.
The London club must secure a deal for Banega in the summer as he would be the perfect partner for Lucas Torreira.
Indeed, the South American link could prove crucial in the middle of midfield as the Uruguayan’s tackling and ability to intercept would work wonders alongside the Argentinian, as it’ll give Banega the licence to move forward and play an influential part in the final third for the Gunners. Banega also adopts a dogged approach so he’d fit right into Arsenal’s pressing style, with him and Torreira constantly pressuring the opposition into making mistakes.
He currently has eight goals and seven assists to his name as a well-rounded midfielder who really can have a positive impact in any area of the field. Of course, he may not have as much potential as Guendouzi at 30 years of age, but he certainly makes up for that in quality and experience.