A big reason for Everton’s success this season is the signings made by Roberto Martinez. Some of the loan signings have played a huge part in the success of the club and the playing style they have adapted. The major credit is shared by the performances of Gareth Barry. He has been rock solid in the middle of the park and working his heart out in every game. It is surprising how the loanee from Manchester City is doing so well while the likes of Garcia at City have been underperforming.
The 33 year old midfielder, who was linked to the Gunners last summer transfer window, has been something of a huge success at Everton since joining them on loan. His current contract with Manchester City comes to an end at the end of the current season, which makes him a free agent.
He currently earns £100,000 wages every week, but Arsenal are unlikely to offer him anything close to that amount. His work rate in the middle of the midfield for Everton this season has been very impressive, and Arsenal could benefit from this since that is what is needed to protect the back four.
Though, at 33 there is probably not much left in his footballing career, but Arsenal could take a year or two out of him. Barry is a much disciplined player whose work rate would help the midfielders surge forward while he stays back to protect the back four.