Arsenal are lining up a move for Sevilla midfielder Steven Nzonzi this summer. According to recent reports, the Gunners are planning to secure the services of the French midfielder during this summer transfer window. It is understood that the new Arsenal boss Unai Emery is keen on being reunited with his former player as he looks to strengthen his options ahead of the new season.
Some sources are now claiming that Emery is eyeing to make NZonzi his first signing of the summer. The Gunners boss is a big admirer of the French midfielder’s talents and knows the player well from his time at Sevilla. It is also being suggested that the former Blackburn star is keen on a move to the Emirates Stadium.
NZonzi has put in a number of commanding performances for the Spanish side during the course of last season which has not gone unnoticed. The 29-year-old had made 44 appearances for Sevilla last season, scoring one goal while grabbing 2 assists in all competitions.
The former Premier League player is a midfield powerhouse and is aerially dominant which could help Arsenal toughen up their midfield.
The North London club only managed to obtain a disappointing 6th placed finish in the English top-flight last term which will see them miss out on UEFA Champions League football in the upcoming campaign. Hence, Unai Emery needs to bring in some quality talents during this ongoing transfer period so that his side can compete on all fronts and achieve a top 4 finish next year.
The potential acquisition of Nzonzi will definitely bolster Emery’s midfield options at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal have a lot of midfield stars in their ranks such as Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil, Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny competing for a starting berth in Emery’s first XI. The addition of Nzonzi will add more competition for places within the Gunners squad and improve their team significantly going into the new campaign.
At 29, the French international still has a few years left in him to play at a high level which the North London giants could look to utilise over the next few years. It remains to be seen what lies ahead in the future of Nzonzi and whether the talented midfielder ends up plying his trade at North London this summer.