Arsene Wenger’s failure to sign N’Golo Kante for the gunners was ‘career suicide’ and contributed to the Frenchman’s downfall at the club, according to a French pundit.
After playing an important role in Leicester City’s Premier League title win, Kante was wanted by several clubs in England, including Arsenal, But the France international ended up joining Chelsea.
Wenger has conceded that he failed to sign Kante on two occasions as he had been interested in the midfielder while he was in Caen.
And Gilles Favard, who has worked as an advisor at Nantes and Bordeaux, says Wenger paid a huge price for missing out on the Frenchman.
‘People around this table know how profound my respect is for Arsene Wenger, but N’Golo Kante participated in the retirement of Arsene Wenger,’ Favard told L’Équipe du Soir.
‘The day that Wenger decided not sign Kante, he committed career suicide.
‘N’Golo Kante is indispensable in a football team.
‘He is the first name that you put down on a team-sheet. When you have 11 players to pick, you pick them around him.’
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