Arsenal are keeping tabs on Steven Nzonzi's situation at Stoke City.

The People says with Jack Wilshere's fitness fragile and Aaron Ramsey's form patchy, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has made signing a ­dynamic ­central midfielder one of his summer ­priorities.

Stoke's Nzonzi is ­a potential target.

The 24-year-old last week handed in a written transfer request, which was rejected by Potters chairman Peter Coates.

But the former France ­Under-21 international could be allowed to quit the ­Britannia for around £12m.