Arsenal submitted lucrative offer for highly-rated Argentine midfielder

Ever Banega has been forced to consider a bumper deal offer from Arsenal having previously opted to commit his future to Sevilla.

Unai Emery had identified the Argentina international as a player who could offer experience and craft to an Arsenal midfield engine room which will be without Aaron Ramsey next campaign, with the long-serving Wales international set to complete his much anticipated free transfer to Juventus.

Ever Banega remains a key component of a Sevilla team which is currently challenging for Champions League qualification via La Liga.

The player’s representative was in London for talks last week, but the 29-year-old was understood to be reluctant to move his family midway through the campaign, especially given his unhappy experience at Inter Milan where he failed to settle and played just a single season.

However, the South American is now giving serious thought to the idea of reuniting with Unai Emery at Emirates having been offered a lucrative salary of £7 million-a-year on a three-year deal with an option to extend for a fourth.

Arsenal continue to monitor Barcelona’s Denis Suarez but have yet to agree a fee with the Catalan giants, while Yannick Carrasco has also emerged as a target.