Arsene Wenger has reveals why he decided against signing French International Dimitri Payet for the Gunners.
The French international midfielder has earned a lot of suitors, after his impressive displays for West Ham United last season in the English Premier league following his move to England.
The French midfielder further caught the eye by scoring France’s winner in their European championship opener against Romania last week.
Payet is now being linked with a move to London club Chelsea as new manager Antonio Conte looks to bolster his squad ahead of his debut season in charge at chelsea.
Wenger has claimed that he rejected the opportunity to sign Payet on a number of occasions because of the player’s “inconsistency”.
Wenger was asked during a question and answer session with Konbini, Wenger said: “Yes [I thought about signing Payet]. Often. Very often, I have to say that I asked myself that question during my career.
“And I also have to say that I decided against it because he was not consistent. I have never doubted that he had enough talent to play in my team.
“I have been lucky enough in my club to always have very good players in his position and it was crowded.”
Arsenal, once again had to settle for a trophy less season last term as they finished second in the table and 10 points behind surprise champions Leicester.