The N'Zonzi journey

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The N’Zonzi journey

Posted on June 03, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Unsurprisingly we’ve been seeing many high profile names being linked with a move to Arsenal Football Club since Unai Emery’s appointment was confirmed. The Spaniard has been on the ball in more ways than one, showing an efficiency in the transfer market which we haven’t seen in years. We don’t know where it’s leading and we don’t know how many players he’s going to be able to bring in, but one way or another, you can’t help but love this progression if you’re an Arsenal fan.

With that being said, the possible targets being thrown around are certainly raising some eyebrows. From defenders all the way through to strikers it’s interesting to see what kind of stars could be playing at the Emirates next season, with arguably the most intriguing one being Steven N’Zonzi.

After kicking off his career with French side Amiens, N’Zonzi made a switch to Blackburn Rovers who – at the time – were considered to be a growing force in the Premier League. Following three years at Ewood Park, and one relegation, the Frenchman made the jump to Stoke City. While it was clear to see he had some potential, few could’ve imagined that he’d go on to become one of the club’s most important players before earning a move to Sevilla which, a few years prior, would’ve seemed unlikely.

Since joining the Spanish side back in 2015, N’Zonzi has grown and improved to the point where he’s now one of the first names on the teamsheet on a weekly basis. The 29-year-old is ready to enter his prime and at 6 ft 5, he has the height and power necessary to be a real force in any league he plays in.

Given that he’s a proven commodity in the Premier League, it makes all the sense in the world for Emery to be taking a look at him. After all, there’s a reason why he’s been included in the French national team’s squad for the World Cup, which is one hell of an achievement in itself given just how competitive they are as a country.

N’Zonzi may not have initially been a name that jumped off the page as an interesting signing, but now, he could be exactly what Arsenal need.

Would you like Unai Emery to sign Steven N’Zonzi?

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