No sooner than we get news on Lucas Torreira practically confirmed to come to Arsenal, we get a sniff of another midfielder apparently on our club’s radar.

The Uruguayan Sampdoria midfielder is simply awaiting confirmation from Arsenal, according to the Italian club’s president, and the fee will be around 30m Euros - but it appears that Arsenal haven’t finished bolstering their midfield ranks.

Unai Emery spent a few happy seasons at Sevilla, where he underlined his credentials as a top manager, and he was helped in his cause by midfielder Ever Banega.

The Argentine player was a mainstay of Emery’s Europa League winners, and is always picked for his country, earned by his time under Emery. The Sevilla centre man is approaching thirty, but seems the perfect player to carry through what Emery wants on the pitch.

Banega was also with Emery when he was at Valencia, so the Sevilla player knows exactly what is expected from him - and his teammates.

Banega has clear leadership skills - something very useful for us, and is strong in the tackle, as well as a cultured passer of the ball. With Sevilla finishing disappointingly in La Liga last season, Banega could be tempted by a switch to London to play under a boss who values what Banega brings to the table.

Not only this, but with another Thursday and Sunday fixture schedule to look forward to thanks to the Europa League - something Emery seemingly excels in - then a good selection of midfielders is vital.

We currently have Granit Xhaka, Mohamed Elneny, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Aaron Ramsey (who still hasn’t signed a new contract) and probably Torreira in the ranks, but we will need to switch things up, especially when injuries come biting.

Emery may not have had a hand in the transfers thus far, but Banega would be very much his man in the camp, and this could be one to slip under the radar - but be no less important to our prospects next season.