Arsenal have had a fairly average start to the Premier League season so far this year.
New boss Unai Emery would’ve hoped for an easier start to his Arsenal tenure but instead was handed two incredibly tough games against Chelsea and Man City. The Gunners lost both of those games but managed to follow those losses with wins against West Ham and Cardiff City, although against the latter they made it very hard for themselves.
One of the star performers so far for Emery has been 19-year-old midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, who was incredibly impressive against Chelsea and City. The Frenchman was the second midfielder to arrive over the summer as the Gunners also brought in the impressive Lucas Torreira.
With those two arrivals, the pressure has increased on the inconsistent Granit Xhaka, who according to the Sun, could be about to have another competitor for his spot in the form of Hector Herrera.
The Mexican midfielder is out of contract next summer and is expected to leave Portugal after five years at Porto.
The combative midfielder has been a constant presence for both Porto and Mexico and considering that he’ll be a free agent, it could be a shrewd piece of business from Arsenal.
Xhaka hasn’t been poor this year but since his arrival in the Arsenal team, he hasn’t quite lived up to expectations. Moreover, with Aaron Ramsey stalling on a new deal, Arsenal could well do with some midfield depth if the Welshman leaves.
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