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Steven Nkemboanza Mike Chris Nzonzi | Midfielder

Team: Stoke City
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/15/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 165

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Mark Hughes admitted that his Stoke City side were second best during Sundays’ defeat at the Emirates as their poor run against Arsenal away from the Britannia continued.
The Gunners’ looked sharp from the off and had Asmir Begovic to thank for a number of early important saves, but the Bosnian goalkeeper was helpless to stop a Laurent Koscielny header and a precise Alexis Sanchez shot during a rampant first half display by the home side. With Santi Cazorla, Tomas Rosicky and Oxlade-Chamberlain all impressing and Sanchez running the show few were surprised to see the Potters’ make a double substitution at the break – however Hughes revealed post-match that far from being a tactical move both Erik Pieters and Steven N’Zonzi were replaced after feeling slight groin strains – the pair will be assessed over the next 24/48 hours when hopefully the injuries will have settled a bit. Jan 11 - 5:22 PM
Source: HITC Sport


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Steven Nzonzi scored a brilliant goal past David De Gea to temporarily level the score at Old Trafford but it wasn't to be as Juan Mata made the difference in the 2-1 loss for the Potters.

Stoke City were game opposition at times at Old Trafford on Tuesday but they just didn't have quite enough to squeeze out even a point on their travels. Bojan played another solid match and it was his dribbling move that was cleared out to Steven Nzonzi who struck it wonderfully for his goal. Second half opportunities were few and far between until stoppage time when Mame Biram Diouf (twice) and Marc Wilson had big chances repelled by David De Gea (twice) and Ashley Young.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 04:37:00 PM

Arsenal and Chelsea are the latest clubs to be linked to Stoke's want-away French midfielder, Steven Nzonzi.

Nzonzi handed in a transfer request after a good season for the Potters. West Ham and Norwich were interested, but Nzonzi wants to move to bigger club to enhance his international prospects (such as they are). He certainly has the physical attributes to attract Chelsea and Arsenal, but it remains to be seen if he can make the step up in quality.
Wed, Jul 3, 2013 10:05:00 AM

Stoke City could be preparing a bid of up to 10 million pounds for Celtic's Victor Wanyama.

Wanyama could be a ready-made replacement (an upgrade even) for want-away midfielder Steven Nzonzi. Arsenal is another club that has expressed an interest in Wanyama, and the Emirates would certainly be a more glamorous destination for the Kenyan star.
Mon, Jun 3, 2013 11:30:00 PM

"I can confirm that we have received a written transfer request from Steven Nzonzi." announced Stoke chairman Peter Coates. Nzonzi feels that he needs to move in order to boost his international chances.

Nzonzi was one of the few Stoke players to emerge from the season with much credit, and there will be clubs interested in signing him. Whether any of those clubs will be of a level that Nzonzi clearly expects (West Ham and Norwich are rumoured admirers) is another matter entirely.
Fri, May 31, 2013 06:21:00 PM