The London-based side Arsenal could make an audacious approach for league rivals Manchester United’s midfielder Juan Mata in the summer.
Unai Emery is a huge fan of the Spaniard and coached him when the north London giants boss was in charge of Valencia from 2008-2011.
And according to the Star on Sunday, Unai still highly rates Mata and will look to link up with the star again if he becomes available on a free transfer.
The 30-year-old Spaniard has refused to extend his stay at the Red Devils beyond this season and will become available on a free in the summer if Juan doesn’t sign a new deal.
It would be a perfect recruit for Arsenal especially if they lose Wales international Aaron Ramsey for nothing in the summer after contract negotiations between him and the club’s officials stalled.