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According to reports, Arsenal have been handed a heavy blow ahead of the summer transfer window with long time target Mehdi Benatia has revealed he would prefer to return to former club AS Roma than consider a switch to Arsenal.
The Moroccan has been tipped to leave Bayern Munich this summer and this has put many clubs on red alert for his signature.
Arsenal are currently on the lookout for world-class stars to strengthen their team after another disappointing season without winning the Champion’s League, the Premier League and failing to retain the FA Cup.
When asked about his future Benatia revealed “I would certainly do it, everyone knows that Rome is a special place for me.
“So many people have remained in my heart.”