Former Arsenal player urges Emery to replace Xhaka with Steven Nzonzi

Former Arsenal midfielder Stewart Robson urges coach Unai Emery to replace Granit Xhaka with their target Steven Nzonzi. Emery has already completed a few signings during the summer transfer window that include Bernd Leno, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Stephan Lichsteiner, Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi. However, Emery is keen to sign the 29-year old whom he managed at Sevilla.

Robson has backed up Arsenal to bring the Frenchman back to the Premier League. When asked by ESPN about Nzonzi being a potential Arsenal player, Robson said, “Yes, they need a good holding midfield player.”

“Unai Emery is building a squad and trying to change the way the squad is being built and the players within it. Nzonzi, I think, is a good player. He’s a holding midfield player, he’s good in the air.

He’s better than the players like Xhaka that Arsenal have got at the moment. So I think it would be another hit, Nzonzi to Arsenal.”

Sevilla’s asking price for the defensive midfielder is £35 million. Provided the move is sealed, then Arsenal will be the Frenchman’s third Premier League club. He previously played for Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City.

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