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Campbell claims Kante move to Arsenal was “all set” and he doesn’t know why transfer didn’t happen

Date Posted,April 3, 2017

Sol Campbell claims N’Golo Kante was “all set” to move to Arsenal and he is miffed as to why the transfer never took place.

The former Gunners centre-back said missing out on the Frenchman has been “massive” for Arsenal, who currently sit outside the Champions League places.

Campbell isn’t the only person to claim the former Leicester City man was on the radar of the Emirates club before something broke down.

French football expert Julien Laurens, who spoke on BBC Radio 5 Live, previously claimed Wenger passed up on signing the midfielder because he didn’t think he was good enough.

Campbell thought the Frenchman was “all set” to sign for the Gunners (Photo: PA)
Arsene Wenger’s side have struggled in the Premier League this season (Photo: David Price)

And Campbell, who made 146 appearances for the Gunners in two spells at the club, admitted to being “hurt” at seeing Arsenal miss out on him.

“It’s a shame, a lot of the recruiting has disappointed me in some players,” the former England international told WA Today.

“Missing out on Kante was a massive thing for me. I don’t know what went on, why we didn’t get him.

Chelsea's French midfielder N'Golo Kante controls the ball during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge in London on October 15, 2016.
Kante joined Chelsea from Leicester City and is having a brilliant campaign (Photo: Getty Images)
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