Arsenal Target Rovers Duo??
Blackburn Rovers midfielder Steven N'Zonzi and defender Phil Jones are understood to be attracting attention from Arsenal.
An Arsenal scout (who had been watching us in preparation to the meeting on Monday) is understood to have been impressed by N'Zonzi and Jones and has recommended the Rovers duo to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, urging him to make a double swoop in the summer.
21-year-old N'Zonzi (who has previously been labelled the next Patrick Vieira) has had a superb season following his bargain move from Amiens last summer and the defensive midfielder is expected to pick up the Player of the Year Award for Rovers. 18-year-old Jones has broken through into the Rovers first team and the central defender is set to have a superb career ahead of him with comparisons to John Terry (the on the field Terry!!) drawn.
Personally I think it'll be hard for us to keep hold of players such as N'Zonzi and Jones if teams like Arsenal do become interested, however, I don't think that either will be leaving Ewood Park just yet. The Zonz might be the more likely too (personally I think he'll be here next season though) but Jonesy would benefit more from continuing his development as part of the first team at Ewood rather than being a substitute at the Emirates.
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