Steven N’Zonzi ‘agrees’ Roma deal, Ousmane Dembele talks

French defensive midfielder has reportedly agreed to join Roma but a deal has not been struck.

Steven N’Zonzi, 29, who played under new Arsenal boss Unai Emery while in Sevilla was a summer target for Arsenal for the purpose of strengthening his midfield.

After featuring minimally in the world Cup for the Champions, France, he has gone on to agreed a deal to join Italian side Roma who were knocked out from the Champions League by Liverpool last season, after an impressive outing that saw them eliminate Barcelona from the competition.

Arsenal’s failure to secure N’Zonzi will be considered a huge blow when one considers the lacklustre performance on show by the Gunners in Unai Emery’s first competitive match against City.

New manager Unai Emery has been criticized for his player’s selection and tactics which saw them destroyed by City at the Emirate after a relatively impressive summer transfer.

The likes of Sokratis, Lucas Torreira and Litchtsteiner have all been given pass mark for their debut, but the player that most impressed was 19-year-old French league 2 signing Guendouzi.

Arsenal legend and football analyst Ian Wright laid into the players for their passive performance while commending Guendouzi for his fearless approach to the game.

Ousmane Dembele talks broke down given that his current employers, Barcelona have rejected offers for the French pacy winger, and has been promised a starting berth in the Catalan club.

Arsenal were keen but whatever interest they had for the player has to wait until another transfer window opens in January of 2019.