N’Golo Kante to Arsenal
The rumour mill sped into overdrive on Sunday with claims that Leicester midfielder N’Golo Kante has decided to join Arsenal this summer.
Kante is reported to have a 25 million euro release clause in his contract, and the Gunners are being tipped to meet that asking price.
Claims that Kante has decided to move to the Emirates came out from the French press, while it instantly sparked chatter on social media.
Change at the Emirates
If all the whispers are true, then Arsene Wenger is gearing up for the 2016-17 season by signing Kante and Granit Xhaka from Borussia Mönchengladbach.
With the likes of Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Flamini and Tomas Rosicky all leaving Arsenal this summer, it feels like it’s an important moment of change in north London.
Moreover, Wenger is laying down a marker against the hoard of haters at the club, that he has the wherewithal and ability to rebuild this Gunners team once again.
But is the move a good decision for Kante?
The French international is at the top of his game, while Leicester will be in the Champions League next season.
Do Arsenal really stand a better chance of silverware than Leicester next season? Or will Kante live to regret his apparent decision?
Tweets on the topic are below.
If N'Golo Kante is genuinely on his way to Arsenal, they're going to have to find even more inventive ways of not winning the league
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) May 15, 2016
Arsenal linked with Xhaka and Kanté = Arsenal season ticket renewal time
— GillespieRoadRamble (@GillespieRdRam) May 15, 2016
In Germany Arsenal are getting linked up everyday with Xhaka and in France Arsenal are getting linked up with Kante. Make your mind up
— Osman (@OsmanZtheGooner) May 15, 2016
Kante clearly believes one league title is enough for one career
— Tom Adams (@tomEurosport) May 15, 2016
You lot think Arsene would buy and play Kante over one whole Jack Wilshere, or Cazorla, or Ramsey? Loooool has everyone been lobotomised?
— briana (@BriannaaPatrice) May 15, 2016
I genuinely believed we'd only go for one of Kanté/Xhaka but hey if we want both. Cool. Just make sure you get a top class CB and ST too.
— Fußballgott (@DasAngreifer) May 15, 2016
Ramsey, El Neny, Coquelin, Wilshere, Cazorla, Ozil, Xhaka and Kante.
Can't see Wenger having them all.
— 49 49 Undefeated (@4949_Undefeated) May 15, 2016
Kante will be exposed technically if he joins Arsenal. Decent player, but was effective in the way Leicester set up. Xhaka please.
— Adam (@AdamArsenal) May 15, 2016