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Arsenal fans call on Wenger to sign N’Zonzi as he hands in transfer request at Sevilla

Date Posted,August 10, 2017

Arsenal fans are calling on Arsene Wenger to sign long-term target Steven N’Zonzi after he handed in a transfer request at Sevilla.

The Gunners have been linked with the former Stoke City and Blackburn midfielder for some time, following two great years in La Liga.

N’Zonzi is reportedly looking for a move away from Sevilla ahead of the new season, as he looks to challenge himself and develop elsewhere.

Wenger is a long-term admirer of the Frenchman, and has been monitoring his progress closely in Spain over the past two seasons.

Arsene Wenger is a long-term admirer of Steven N’Zonzi (Image: David Price)
The Frenchman recently showcased his ability at the Emirates (Image: AFP)

N’Zonzi recently had the chance to show the Gunners boss what he can do first-hand in the Emirates Cup, in Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat to Sevilla.

The 28-year-old performed well in the match in north London, even bagging a goal in the away side’s unlikely victory.

It remains to be seen whether Wenger will indeed make a move for the central midfielder, who is believed to have a €40 million release clause.

N’Zonzi battles Alexandre Lacazette for the ball (Image: Action Images via Reuters)

Juventus are also reported to be considering an approach.

Gunners legend Perry Groves recently spoke out about N’Zonzi, suggesting he would be a great buy for his former club.

“I’ve been a massive fan of Steven N’Zonzi,” Groves told sports.bwin.

The 28-year-old wants a new challenge following two great seasons in Spain (Image: REUTERS)

“I think he could do a real job in the centre of that midfield for us, adding the steel he did at Stoke and Blackburn. He’s a destroyer.”

On Arsenal’s other potential deals, he added: “I think the [Thomas] Lemar deal will get done, it’s coming down to how much.

“I’d like to think we’re in the position that if they want £45million, then we go and pay it and send the right message to the player that we want you.

Perry Groves believes the Sevilla midfielder would be a good buy for Arsenal (Image: Rex Features)

“As mentioned, I still think we’re two or three players away from winning the title.”

It seems there are more than a few Arsenal fans who agree with Groves’ original point, with many calling for Wenger to sign N’Zonzi.

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