Pundit: N'Golo Kante would be 'great' Arsenal signing
Frank McAvennie has claimed nothing surprises him in football as N’Golo Kante linked with Arsenal move.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former West Ham striker said in the past clubs would never have sold players to rivals.
According to the Daily Star (9 July), the Gunners are interested in trying to sign Kante, 31, as they hunt for a defensive midfielder.
The French international did not travel with the Chelsea squad for their pre-season tour of America.
The midfielder currently has a year left on his contract at Stamford Bridge.
When asked for his assessment of the latest, McAvennie told Football Insider: “Nothing surprises me in football anymore.
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“I didn’t think [Raheem] Sterling would go to Chelsea. I didn’t think Man City would let two of their players go to Arsenal. Back in the day it wouldn’t have happened.
“I like Kante, I think he was the best in the world in that position. I think he’s still got a point to prove. I think it’s what Arsenal need, they need someone like that.
“They’ve got a couple of hot heads in midfield that are getting sent off and you don’t need that. The Premier League is hard enough with 11 men let alone with players getting sent off and going down to ten men.
“Would it be a good move? Yes, I think it would be a great move for Kante and Arsenal. It will be a bit of a strange one if it happens.“