All of the Arsenal transfer rumours regarding players from Leicester City have been about the (now annoying) delay in the Vardy transfer, and of course the EPL Player of the Year Riyad Mahrez, who would improve any team in the country.
But Arsene Wenger yesterday was gushing about a player that seems to have dropped off the radar since the arrival of Granit Xhaka, but the fact that Arsenal have lost Mikel Arteta, Tomas Rosicky, and (hopefully!) Matthieu Flamini this summer means there is still room for more midfielders at the Emirates. Le Prof made it clear who he would like to see arrive when he said: “I admire and like N’Golo Kanté a lot. It gives you ideas,”
“He gives you the feeling that the higher the level he plays at, the more at ease he is. We are talking about numbers. He has the most interceptions in Europe and by far. He has incredible quality. He feels the game, only very few people can do that. He’s always where he needs to be. It is very rare to have that in the central midfielder. Not always orthodox, but always in the right place.”
There was talk of Arsenal being keen as soon as the season ended, and was it mentioned that he had a 20million buy-out clause? If so then surely Wenger should jump at the chance to bring such an accomplished player, and maybe persuade a couple of our present midfielders to move on?