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Club chief issues update on Arsenal’s prime midfield target

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Arsenal continue to seek additions in midfield under the guidance of Unai Emery, after losing both Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere on free transfers.

Emery is widely attributed with interest in Sevilla’s Steven N’Zonzi, a player he managed during his successful stint in charge of the LaLiga side, although securing a deal for the World Cup winner will prove to be difficult.

Sevilla intend to retain the services of the former Stoke City and Blackburn Rovers midfielder, with club director Joaquin Caparros confirming that Arsenal, or any other interested party, will have to activate the 29-year-old’s release clause.

Quoted by The Mirror, he said:

“We have not received any offers for him. I will say the same to any clubs who may be interested as what we said with (Clement) Lenglet – he has a buyout clause, and it’s £35m.”

Arsenal have money to spend in the market but have already secured a number of expensive purchases this summer, including the capture of Uruguay international Lucas Torreira.

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