We were easily the most linked to players during the summer transfer window.
Former Arsenal transfer target and France international Djibril Sidibe has revealed that he was closed to joining Arsenal in the summer but for the playing position he was offered, this is according to Le Parisien (via ESPN).
We were heavily linked with a swoop for the 24-year-old Monaco full back following his impressive cameos for club. He has already scored one goal and provided one assisted for his club in all competitions this term.
He signed a five year extension with Monaco after snubbing Arsenal.
” I was really close to signing, and i had a headache given how late they came in for me.
“Normally, you jump at the chance, but after thinking about it, I wasn’t certain that i would get playing time. I would have played perhaps 25games with the Cups.
“And they saw me rather playing on the left wing while i want to establish myself on the right.
“So, i preferred to stay in Ligue 1 to get a maximum of experience and leave for the Premier League next year, because its a League that i’m really attracted to.”