A lot of new have start happening at Arsenal, with the arrivals of Bernd Leno and Stephan Lichtsteiner joining the Gunners this summer while some other players have been linked with a move to the club.
The Gunners new head-coach is putting together a new squad he feels is capable of challenging for major honours and also a return of Champions League football at the club next season.
However, whilst we have seen the likes of Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Granit Xhaka a new contract deal at the club, one who does not seem part of Emery’s plans is Jack Wilshere, with the talented England international, but injury-prone midfielder set to leave Arsenal when his contract expires at the end of the month.
While Wishere is leaving at the end of the month, Emery is believed have already lined up move for a replacement Argentinian international Ever Banega, with talks set to take place with the players’ agent.
Banega, current on duty with Argentina at the World Cup in Russia, the midfielder has worked with Emery both at Valencia and Sevilla, gaining far more of experience in the La Liga than Wilshere has managed in the Premier League since joining the latter in 2014.
Although, the difference between Wilshere and Banega is slightly different as Wilshere’s lack of performance can undoubtedly be attributed to his lack of playing time, but with Banega, has still been directly involved in nearly three times as many top-flight goals as his counterpart in North London.
And whilst we have Wilshere underperforming on loan at Bournemouth in 2016/17, Banega spent that season with Inter Milan, netting six goals and seven assists in Serie A as he quickly get used to life in a different league.
The duo of Wilshere and Banega are technically-gifted player who can change the team’s play and have eye for a pass. Banega, however, is an added bonus as he comes with huge experience whom Emery knows he can trust to perform for him, so bringing the 29-year-old, rated at £10.80m with his highest market value at £18.00m, to the Emirates Stadium would appear to make perfect sense.