Why Arsenal shouldn't sign Steven Nzonzi
footballtransfertavern's Uttiyo Sarkar doesn't think it would be wise to bring Nzonzi to Arsenal.
Steven Nzonzi played for Emery's Sevilla in the past. He was the Europa League winner under the Spaniard in 2015/2016 season.
"They had worked together in Spain during the Spanish manager’s successful years at Sevilla, with whom he won multiple UEFA Europa League trophies. However, since then, their path’s haven’t been equally successful. While Emery’s maintained his impressive run, the former Blackburn Rovers ace has fallen off the grid in Serie A.
"In a disappointing season for Roma, the Les Blues ace has been among the underperforming players. He’s given a series of terrible performances, being outwitted in midfield by the league’s technicality. Indeed, he’s looked quite uncomfortable in the Italian capital, proving unable to make an impact using his towering presence in 27 league appearances."
As Aaron Ramsey leaves us to join Juventus in summer Arsenal will have to find a replacement. According to Tuttomercatoweb, the Gunners are still eyeing a move for Steven Nzonzi. He moved from Sevilla to Roma last summer for a £23 million fee.
"Though he looked impressive for Sevilla, it’d be foolish for Arsenal to try and sign someone else’s scraps.
"The 30-year-old is too slow and inconsistent to match their electric style under Emery. While the Spanish gaffer’s fond of the Frenchman, even he would know the midfielder isn’t the solution to his problems. The Gunners need to get younger, not relying on struggling fairly big names."