Arsene Wenger has already admitted that he was interested in buying N’Golo Kante from Leicester last summer, but it has now been revealed that Kante himself was also keen on moving to the Emirates. The ex-Liverpool star Robbie Fowler said in his column in the Mirror: Wenger will believe he can turn around his situation. He knows his season has been destroyed by some unfortunate injuries and some bad management from above, with key players allowed to get far too close to the end of their contracts…which has caused so much disruption and uncertainty.
He also knows that players who should have been signed last summer weren’t, and that has cost them. I know for a fact that N’Golo Kante wanted to go to Arsenal, Wenger wanted him, but the deal didn’t get done. I’m not saying it fell through because of his wages. But it fell through because of his wages.
That looks a bit dumb now, doesn’t it? With him in the side, with Sanchez and Ozil settled and playing their part in creating the perfect atmosphere within the squad, things would look very different right now, and Wenger knows it.
Wenger actually said that if you wanted the reason that Arsenal didn’t get Kante, “you only have to look at the team he joined”. So does that mean that Arsenal will never beat Chelsea on the wages front? Or did he not rate him as much as our rivals.
Also is this yet another hint that Alexis could be moving across London this summer?