Sevilla’s Argentinian footballer Ever Banega is in Unai Emery’s target number one for a spot replacement in Arsenal. Since midfielder Aaron Ramsey is set to leave the team by the end of the season, Emery only has eyes for a power hitter from Sevilla.
Emery and Banega have worked together in Spain which serves as a sign that the 30-year-old midfielder would play a vital role for the Gunners. Arsenal’s keen interest in Banega further proves the club’s acceptance of the notion of signing aging players.
The previous manager of Arsenal would’ve probably gone in a different direction when it comes to getting 30-year-old Ever Banega. Arsene Wenger was known to sign much younger players who came with rather a considerate resale value.
With Emery’s takeover, the ageism in sports is slowly being toppled with recent hiring close to 30-years-old like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Sokratis, and Stephan Lichtsteiner. This is just one strategy as to how Arsenal aims to deliver instant success in the field instead of selecting players who can make quick profits for the team long term.