The 25 year old midfielder was one of the most talked about midfielder in the transfer window. Many big teams including Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United were after his signature when he had a terrific last season. Marouane Fellaini has claimed that we won’t comment anything about Chelsea but as far as Arsenal are concerned, they wanted him.
Arsenal were after many midfielders in the transfer window including Luis Gustavo who Arsenal lost out on in the transfer window after losing out on Fellaini.
Arsene Wenger was in the market for another central midfielder but ended up re-signing Mathieu Flamini on a free transfer while Fellaini eventually sealed a £27m move to United on transfer deadline day.
Fellaini said, “I don’t want to tell you everything what happened during the transfer. This was done at the last minute. In a transfer window, there is always a list of players, you never know if it’s true or not. But for me, I knew [Moyes] was interested in me. Chelsea? No comment. Arsenal? It’s true, they were interested, but Manchester United convinced me to sign for them.”
The Belgian hasn’t had a bright start to his United career and looks like Arsenal losing out on him was a blessing in disguise as they ended up signing Mesut Ozil.