A fallout means that Steven N’Zonzi could be available for Arsenal to bid on in January, according to reports in Spain.
Spanish publication AS write that the 28-year-old has fallen out with the coaching staff at Sevilla, after being substituted against Liverpool. N’Zonzi had a poor first half, and his team were down 3-0, which led to the Frenchman being withdrawn. But Steven didn’t stick around to see his team rally and level the match, leaving the stadium and not turning up for training the next day.
After that, N’Zonzi reportedly spent a week training away from the main group, and hasn’t featured for his club since.
The Mirror write that Arsenal may consider taking advantage of the situation by triggering the player’s £35m release clause.
N’Zonzi was linked with the Gunners over the summer, with rumours of his unrest in Spain coming out in August. Nothing further happened at the time, but Arsenal fans have since been calling for their club to go after the player ever since.
This latest development could see the chances of a transfer improve.
It most likely depends on the future of Arsenal’s current midfielders. Mohamed Elneny was linked with a move over the summer, Santi Cazorla has undergone his ninth surgery and his career looks in real trouble while Jack Wilshere’s contract is still set to expire in 2018.
If Elneny and Wilshere leave, and Santi doesn’t look like coming back, then the Gunners will be forced into a move, whether they want one or not.