According to a recent report by L’Equipe, Arsenal boss Unai Emery is a massive admirer of Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera and wants to orchestrate a move to bring him to the Emirates Stadium at the end of this campaign.
The same source has revealed that the Gunners are looking to secure the services of the Spanish talent, who is set to become a free agent when his contract at Old Trafford expires in the summer.
The Times reported earlier this week that Herrera was poised to make a high-profile switch to Paris Saint-Germain, but L’Equipe has now claimed that Arsenal could spoil their plans by arranging for a last-gasp attempt to keep him in England.
Ander Herrera: Man United’s Unsung Hero
Herrera was a sporadic option under Jose Mourinho during his managerial tenure at the Theatre of Dreams. However, ever since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s arrival at Old Trafford, the Norwegian head coach has often relied on Herrera’s talents for the high-profile matches in all competitions. The Spaniard has been one of Man United’s better players this season as he adds a lot of energy and dynamism to the Red Devils midfield.
Hence, Emery’s team can benefit from acquiring a talent like Herrera who can add some much-needed quality and depth to the Arsenal midfield going into the new campaign. The Bilbao born talent has made 26 appearances for the Mancunian outfit this term, scoring three goals while grabbing three assists in all competitions.
Herrera has also earned two international caps for the Spanish national side thus far. He is a very accurate passer of the ball and is always willing to run that extra mile for his team. The Spanish sensation has added some goals and assists to his game as well which indicates that he is still growing as a player.
Will The Spaniard Be A Good Choice For The Gunners?
At 29, Herrera is playing at his peak and could turn out to be a fantastic acquisition for the Gunners if they manage to convince him to move to North London next summer. With Aaron Ramsey set to depart the Emirates Stadium in favour of a switch to Juventus this summer, Emery would need to bring in a fresh face who can be a useful tool in central midfield. So Herrera fits the bill perfectly and will be a good choice for Emery’s brand of football at North London.