Chelsea were defeated on penalties after a 2-2 draw in regulation time but it was the showing from Kante which had fans of all clubs drooling over the box-to-box midfielder with some of the Emirates faithful taking a keen interest.
A number of Arsenal fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on what could have been.
Another Gooner said he cried about it as the club spent £30m on Granit Xhaka instead whilst others said it would have been an ‘absolute steal’ and that Kante is one of the best midfielders.
This man was available for £24M and wanted to join Arsenal but that bald fraud called Ivan Gazidis had other plans. If only we had Raul Sanllehi back then. pic.twitter.com/M8LwdDCicx
— WelBeast (@WellBeast) August 14, 2019
Wenger opted xhaka over him
— Prince Emineys (@emineysprince) August 14, 2019
It would have been an absolute steal.
Look at him bossing the European champions
— Tizzygunnerz ???? (@tizzygunnerz) August 14, 2019
Same summer we paid 30 million for xhaka ????????????
— yomi silva (@alexsil6991) August 15, 2019
I vividly remember that.
Instead they went for Xhaka at higher amount.
I cried ????
— #Arsenal #Pepe (@georgeborowskie) August 15, 2019
— MTU KATANA (@mtukatana) August 15, 2019
one of the best midfields
— Papilo__jr?????? (@AbdulJajere007) August 15, 2019
Don’t forget Wenger’s role as well. He missed out on a lot of quality players who really wanted to play for Arsenal in his time.
— Arinze (@aribucks) August 15, 2019