Chelsea playmaker N'Golo Kante announced he was wanted by Arsenal before opting to make the move to Stamford Bridge.
The former Leicester City midfielder was in demand after an impressive first English Premier League season at King Power Stadium, joining the Blue side in a reported £32million move in July last year.
The France international had choice, including the possibility of signing with Chelsea's London rivals Arsenal.
However, the 26-years-old midfielder said he felt more wanted at Stamford Bridge and other clubs.
"With Arsenal there was an interest but not a big as other clubs," Kante told Sky Sports.
"That is why I didn't go to Arsenal and went to Chelsea."
The accord has proven to be a good one for Kante, who is on track to lift a second straight English Premier League title.
N Golo' Kante has played in 29 of Chelsea's 30 league matches, with Antonio Conte's team seven points clear at the top.