There has been much speculation surrounding the South American and sources suggest he is ready to quit the Serie A side show the clubs come knocking for him. The midfielder has admitted he will hand in a transfer request at the end of the year to open the door for a January move away.
Lazio have slapped a £21 million transfer fee on the Brazilian and in the modern market that is a bargain price. The player has shown his ability at the highest level with a formidable goal scoring record, equaling that of Pavel Nedved in the 2011/12 season.
He has become somewhat of a set piece specialist netting both penalties and free-kicks for Lazio while striking up an impressive partnership with veteran striker Miroslav Klose.
Hernanes’ vision is a joy to behold with the player normally always a step ahead of anyone else and that attribute will likely develop should he make the move to Arsenal.
The Gunners recent performance over Norwich City wowed the Premier League with periods of play where they were simply untouchable, scoring arguably one of the best team goals in recent memory. Hernanes would only improve their technical ability and improve an already impressive midfield.
The downside is that Arsenal have too many players in that area. Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere are box-to-box midfielders and can play both attack and defence while Alex-Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott, Lukas Podolski, Santi Cazorla, Mesut Özil and Tomas Rosicky are all current options in the attacking midfield spaces with Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini operating more defensively. The Gunners midfield is already jam packed that there is simply no space for another addition and need to focus on a new striker or defender instead.