The ex-Stoke midfielder Steven N’Zonzi was very heavily linked with a move to Arsenal in January after a very public falling out with his coach at Sevilla, and many Arsenal fans thought that he would be the perfect addition that the Gunners needed to give some protection to our out-of-form defenders.
It was even suggested that we had made a bid but the Sevilla heirarchy turned us down for offering way below the market value, but it looks like we could be going back to try again this summer. It would appear to be even more likely when you consider that it was Emery that took N’Zonzi to Sevilla in the first place, where he won a Europa League trophy together.
Also, in an in-depth interview about his tactical preferences, Emery admitted that his favourite formation was 4-1-4-1 and for that to work he would need the tough-tackling midfield general as the link between defence and midfield, and who can do that better than N’Zonzi, who has done the job for Emery before?
Arsenal fans should again be calling for the Gunners to renew their interest this summer and pay whatever it takes to bring the French international to the Emirates. No one can deny that we desperately need someone like him so why shouldn’t we go for the man with extensive premier League experience?