Arsenal transfer news: Gunners could be set to battle London rival in race for La Liga star

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Arsenal could be about to go head-to-head with London rivals West Ham for France and Sevilla midfiedler Steven N’Zonzi, after Hammers boss David Moyes admitted his side were interested in signing the player.

The Sun state that Moyes confirmed that his side were interested in the 29-year-old, and that Arsenal, as well as Everton, are also interested in signing the former Blackburn and Stoke midfielder.

Should both side up their pursuit of the midfielder, we could see the two battle it out for the chance to sign one of La Liga’s best holding midfielders.

Sevilla midfielder Steven N'Zonzi
Arsenal could rival the Hammers for the signing of N’Zonzi

Following his move to Spain from Premier League side Stoke City in the summer of 2015, N’Zonzi has widely impressed fans with his performances.

In 108 appearances for the Spanish side, the French midfielder has managed to amass a record of seven goals and five appearances, a decent record for a defensive midfielder.

N’Zonzi’s defence ability, calmness on the ball and will to break up attacks have seen some label the Frenchman as one the best holding midfielders in the league.

During his time in England, N’Zonzi was able to make a total of 216 appearances for both Stoke and Blackburn, showing that he player will not be a stranger to life in the Premier League.

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Should Arsenal go head to head with West Ham for N’Zonzi, it’ll be interesting to see if the Gunners can secure the player’s signature ahead of their London rivals.

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