Stephane M’Bia has confirmed to that Arsenal failed with a late bid to sign him in the transfer window.
The Cameroon international was linked with a move to Everton over the summer, but his club Rennes refused to sell him.
“Listen, I am a Rennes player, the [transfer] market will open in January and I will concentrate and do a good job for Rennes then, hopefully, come January we will see what happens,” he told skysports.com.
“Everyone knows there are clubs that are after me, that is not new, Arsenal made contact in the last hours of the past market but the club did not want to let me go,” he added.
“Rennes is looking to improve my pay, I have already decided to stay here against my wish, however everyone knows I want to move to the Premier League to improve myself and play in the biggest league in the world.”