Amadou Diawara's agent claims Arsenal are interested in the AS Roma midfielder, who is "pleased" by recent transfer links.

Diawara, 23, has been linked with a move to Arsenal in recent weeks, with a potential swap deal involving Lucas Torreira mooted.

Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta has been on the lookout for a new midfielder, though Mohamed Elneny has been given a chance to re-establish himself after starting in the Community Shield win against Liverpool on Saturday.