A large contingent of Arsenal fans have taken to social media in recent weeks to urge their club to complete the signing of Steven N’Zonzi from Sevilla.
The France international is currently being lineup up by the club’s new manager, Unai Emery, who was in charge in Andalusia when N’Zonzi first moved to the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium from Stoke City in 2015.
The 29-year-old is currently away with the French national team ahead of the World Cup and he has been selected in the 23-man squad that Didier Deschamps will take to Russia this summer.
But N’Zonzi is supposedly eager to leave his club following his participation at the World Cup and Arsenal fans are desperate to see the defensive midfielder join their ranks this summer.
It is also claimed that Sampdoria’s dynamic midfielder Lucas Torreira is on Arsenal’s transfer radar this summer.
The club’s Head of Recruitment, Sven Mislintat, would rather Arsenal pushed to sign Abdoulaye Doucouré from Watford but the well-renowned scout has seemingly reached a consensus with Emery ahead of the proposed move for N’zonzi – who seemingly remains the fans’ favoured signing.
Arsenal have most recently been linked with a move for French defender Benjamin Pavard. The 22-year-old currently plies his trade in Germany and he has earned a reputation as one of the most promising ball-playing centre backs in Europe.
But the Gunners appear to be closest to completeing a deal that would see Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos join the club. The Greece international will supposedly undergo a medical with the north London side later this week.