The under-fire French boss was offered the duo when they were playing together at Ligue 1 side Caen in 2015 for an extraordinarily low fee.

However, Wenger decided to look elsewhere – with Kante joining Leicester City for £5.6m and Lemar heading to Monaco in a £2m deal.

Since then, Kante has won the league with the Foxes and is on course to do so again this year with Chelsea.

Meanwhile, Lemar is thriving at Ligue 1-leading Monaco, as they sit above Paris Saint-Germain with a game in hand.