Arsenal boss Unai Emery wants to be reunited with Sevilla star Ever Banega and has made a “personal call” in an attempt to lure him to the Emirates.
While Emery hasn’t taken charge of a single training session at Arsenal yet, he has already conducted a full evaluation of his new squad and has identified midfield as one of the area’s that needs some attention.
It has been thought that the Gunners are close to agreeing a deal for Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira, but now reports from Argentina claim that Banega is also on his radar
Emery has previously worked with the Argentina international while in charge at Sevilla and Valencia and has made a personal call to check whether he would be willing to move to the Premier League.
Emery has already added Bernd Leno and Stephan Lichtsteiner to his squad, while a deal for Borussia Dortmund’s Sokratis Papastathopoulos is thought to be close.