As has been reported before, Liverpool and Manchester United are set to do battle against each other in order to acquire the services of Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey in January. The Welshman’s contract at the Emirates is set to expire next summer and as things stand at this point, it seems his future is almost certain to lie elsewhere.
Under those circumstances, it’s understandable that manager Unai Emery should wish to sell the midfielder in January in order to extracts at least some funds from the deal. Meanwhile, it has also already been reported that Arsenal are set to sign Atlanta United’s Miguel Almiron in the winter transfer window. The MLS side have already confirmed Almiron would be leaving them and moving to England at the start of the new year.
Meanwhile, another name has appeared on Arsenal’s midfield wish-list, a more ready-made solution that the 24-year-old Paraguayan. According to Evening Standard, Emery is keen on securing the services of FC Porto captain Hector Herrera.
The 28-year-old Mexico international played for three years for his homeland side Pachuca before moving to Portugal in 2013. He is now playing his sixth season with the Primeira Liga title holders.
He is what we like to call an all-round midfielder. He’s a hard worker, a tough tackler, a tireless runner and an incisive passer – a proper box-to-box midfielder. He would bring a lot of energy and movement to the Arsenal’s middle section, something they’re occasionally found lacking.
A potential move for Herrera, however, wouldn’t mean the Gunners would be giving up on Almiron, who is a lot silkier, more technical and attack-oriented. Should all go according to Emery’s plans, the Spanish coach should have a far more complete midfield section for the second half of the season than the one that’s at his disposal at the moment.