The West Ham star’s lack of consistency earlier in his career cost him the chance to of a move to London, his compatriot has revealed
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger passed up the chance to sign Dimitri Payet earlier in his career due to the West Ham star’s lack of consistency.
Payet has been one of the standout performers in the Premier League this season with nine goals – including a string of stunning free-kicks – in his debut campaign with West Ham.
The 29-year-old’s form has helped fire Slaven Bilic’s team into top-four contention, as well as earning him a recall to the France squad with Euro 2016 drawing closer.
Speaking before Arsenal’s trip to West Ham on Saturday, Wenger said of the former Marseille playmaker: “I have watched him many times, I have known him for a long time.
“When he played in Saint-Etienne, we watched him many times. He had all the attributes to be a top, top player.