Date: 25th June 2018 at 8:28pm
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has enjoyed a busy start to life as manager, signing Bernd Leno and Stephan Lichtsteiner – as well as widely being reported to be closing in on deals for Sokratis Papastathopoulos and .

The Spaniard remains keen on bolstering his midfield ranks, with and Jack set to leave on a free transfer, and has targeted a reunion with Argentina international Ever Banega.

Banega has worked with Emery during his previous stints with and Valencia, with Estadio Deportivo reporting Arsenal’s new manager has made a personal call to the midfielder to try to lure him to the Stadium.

29-year-old Banega, capped 63 times by Argentina, is targeted to provide depth in a creative midfield role for Arsenal, easing the burden on Mesut Ozil, and is valued at a very affordable £10.8m by TransferMarkt.

Banega made 31 LaLiga appearances for Sevilla last season, contributing three goals and three assists to his side’s cause.