Unai Emery is said to be ready to make his first signing for Arsenal in the shape of Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi.
The midfielder has been on the wanted list of the club for some time, especially with our defensive midfield role continually failing to match the standard of our rivals.
N’Zonzi joined current club Seville in 2016 to play under Unai Emery, who has this summer agreed to take over the helm from long-time boss Arsene Wenger, and the midfielder is now believed to be in line to team up with the Spanish boss in North London.
The French international has been linked with an exit from his current club for some time, with an apparent bust up with the previous manager, and he has long-been linked with a move to a bigger club.
Emery is now claimed to have persuaded his new board to make the jump and move for his former star, and his arrival could pose a threat to Granit Xhaka’s place in the side.
The Swiss international arrived as a much-needed signing two years ago, but has been inconsistent in his time at the Emirates thus far, and he may now have to up his game in order to feature heavily in the team come next season.
Is N’Zonzi the perfect type of player to be Emery’s first signing? Is his position our weakest link in the side? Has Granit Xhaka showed his worth since his move from Germany?