The Gunners have opened talks with with French Midfielder Steven N’Zonzi
According to reports from Sky Sports, Gunner’s new boss Unai Emery has targeted the Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi. The midfielder is on international duty representing France in the ongoing World cup in Russia.
Emery has already worked with N’zonzi in past when the Spanish coach was the head coach of the Spanish club.
N’zonzi has already played in the Premier league previously when he was a part of teams like Blackburn Rovers and Stroke City before moving to the Spanish club in 2015.
The midfielder was a part of Blackburn Rovers for a span of 3 years from 2009 to 2012, representing them in 96 matches and scoring on 5 occasions before heading to another English club, Stroke City in 2012. He debuted for the club in a home game against Manchester City which ended in a draw. The midfielder was bought by Stroke City for a fee of £3 million.
The French Midfielder represented Stroke city for 109 games and on 7 occasions he was on the scoring sheet for the club. The player then moved on to be a part of the Spanish side Sevilla for a fee of £7 million, on a four-year contract which includes a €30 million (£21.5m) buyout clause.
His debut for the Spanish club was dramatic when he was sent off in a goalless draw against Malaga Fc. Since then he has been a part of the Spanish side and has represented them in 136 matches and has 8 goals against his name.
Gunners boss Emery has already made three important changes since his arrival at the Emirates.
Stephan Lichtsteiner arrived as a free transfer from Juventus while the German goalkeeper Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen became a part of the club. The club has also added Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund.
Steven N’Zonzi will be a part of the French side when they take on Belgium on Tuesday for a spot on the World cup Finals.