OGC Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri has snubbed interest from Arsenal to agreed a deal to join AS Roma this summer.

French radio station RMC have revealed Roma and Nice agreed terms on a €35m deal and Seri has signed a five-year contract with the Italian Serie A giants, reports the Metro. It’s a big blow for Arsenal, with manager Arsene Wenger reportedly holding talks with Nice over Seri’s availability, coupled with this being the second midfielder linked with the Gunners to move elsewhere.

Corentin Tolisso, another player linked closely to Arsenal this summer, snubbed the Gunners for a move to Bayern Munich, leaving Wenger with just Sead Kolasinac as their only summer signing so far. Seri was coveted by the likes of Barcelona but to lose him to Roma shows how much Arsenal’s stock has fallen.

The 25-year-old’s asking price wouldn’t have been a problem for Arsenal, but it will raise doubt among supporters that the club can adequately strengthen for a Premier League title tilt next season. The likes of Francis Coquelin and Mohamed Elneny, are both expected to leave, paving the way for a midfield addition. But Arsenal have yet to bring anyone in, nor do they appear close…

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