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According to a report in Spain, Arsenal have made their interest in signing Sevilla’s Ever Banega ‘known’ in the last few hours and are keen on purchasing the player who has a €20m release clause.
Arsenal have been heavily linked with a move for Banega since Unai Emery arrived at the club and Fichajes.net believe that the club have finally made their interest known.
There has certainly been enough smoke around this story for the last few months to think that there might be a little fire smouldering somewhere but the main problem is the outlets doing the reporting are far from reliable.
Over the course of two spells with Sevilla, Banega has 22 goals and 17 assists in 160 games along with 46 yellows. With Valencia, he picked up 50 yellows in 185 games although, weirdly, he only picked up two while in Italy in 33 games.
To compare, Granit Xhaka, Francis Coquelin and Mathieu Flamini, who all seem to pick up a yellow every time they play/ed for Arsenal, averaged one every 3.7, 5.7, 5.85 games respectively.
Banega’s rate in Spain is one every 3.59.