One of the players linked to Arsenal during the summer transfer window has revealed the truth about all the speculation.
After failing to win the Premier League last season, Arsenal were linked with moves for several highly-rated players in order to strengthen what was perceived as a weak squad.
Despite securing the additions of Granit Xhaka, Rob Holding, Takuma Asano, Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez, the Gunners’ attempts to sign several players proved to unsuccessful.
Djibril Sidibé was one of the men Arsenal missed out on and the defender who left Lille for AS Monaco in July has revealed that rumours suggesting he was on Wenger’s radar were not false.
“Arsenal wanted to sign me in the previous transfer window, they are one of the best clubs in the world and I can confirm that they made an official offer.” he said as quoted by Calcio Mercato
“They’re proposal, however, arrived when I had already decided to move to AS Monaco, they were late and I had already taken my decision.
“After the 2015-16 campaign, I was expecting some offers and I was flattered by Arsenal’s interest. At the moment, however, I am only focused on AS Monaco.”