After losing out on the opportunity to sign Jamie Vardy after the Englishman decided to stay Leicester City rather than move to Arsenal, Wenger has spoken to the Frenchman where he revealed his disappointment in not been able to get the highly rated 29-year-old striker but went on to wish him well at Leicester City next season.
Wenger went on to talk about another Leicester City player, N’Golo Kante. Kante has recently been linked with a move to Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and PSG. Speaking in the French media, Wenger confirms he believes Leicester City have already technically replaced Kante.
“It is very difficult to talk about that at the moment. Kante is on the list of many clubs. It is an area where we have many players.
“We will see what happens in the next two or three weeks. It looks like Leicester have bought a player from Nice [Nampalys Mendy] with similar qualities to Kante, so whether they envisage to lose him or not I don’t know.
“If you ask 100 people in the street if they want Kante to play [for France] you will get 100 saying yes. He has done the job in one or two games and I am not surprised.
“I said two months ago this boy will play the whole European Championship. We know him well from Leicester now and I am not surprised that he is starting. He has been one of the revelations of the French team.”
Although from the statement above, Wenger has not said he will sign Kante, however, knowing Wenger it will not be a surprise if the Frenchman moves for the box to box midfielder especially if someone in the current Arsenal team leaves.
With Chamberlain and Ramsey linked with moves away from the club, it will not be a surprise if Arsene ends up moving for Kante.