Steven Nzonzi is believed to be interested in playing with Arsenal despite being heavily linked with a move to Roma. The Arsenal club is believed to have given up on signing the Frenchman who lifted the World cup in the current summer.

According to reports, Unai Emery is believed to have gone mute on signing the Sevilla midfielder with less than 2 days to the end of the Premier league window. The Arsenal club seems to have focused more on their defense with reports linking the North London club with Bayern’s Jerome Boateng on Monday.

Nzonzi is believed to be at advantage due to the current England’s transfer deadline. The Frenchman could wait till Friday for the Gunners to see if a deal materializes. In the event that no deal works out with the North London club, the midfielder still has few more weeks to complete his switch to As Roma.

The Frenchman will be hoping to reunite with former boss Unai Emery especially as he hopes to begin another phase of his football career after glorious World cup triumph with Les Bleus.

Arsenal hosts reigning League champions Manchester city at the Emirates on Sunday. The Gunners who have been on fire in their pre-season games will be hoping to begin the new league season on a positive note as the aim to fight for their places.