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Arsenal’s hopes of signing Thomas Vermaelen has been dashed after the defender completed his medicals yesterday for Serie A side AS Roma.
According to reports in Italy, states the defender was given permission by his club to undergo medicals with the Giallorossi.
The ex-Arsenal defender was linked with a move back to the Emirates Stadium this summer after falling down the pecking order at Barcelona.
There were pictures of the defender as he was undergoing medicals where he passed the test without difficulty.
However, an official announcement is yet to be released but it is believed it will be done today for the 30-year-old defender.