Wilfred Ndidi was quick to point out that Arsenal already have Thomas Partey when asked by a fan to join the Gunners.
The Nigeria international has established himself as a key player under Brendan Rodgers at the heart of Leicester City’s midfield.
Ndidi has previously been linked with a move to Manchester United as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues to target a new defensive midfielder.
But one Arsenal fan bumped into the 24-year-old at an event and asked the Leicester City midfielder to make the move to Mikel Arteta’s side.
However, after being asked by the Arsenal supporter, Ndidi smiled and replied: ‘You have Partey, he’s a great player.’
When the fan suggested to Ndidi that he could partner Partey in Arsenal’s midfield, he laughed again and replied: ‘Like [Michael] Essien and [John Obi] Mikel.
Leicester, however, would be in a strong negotiating position if Arsenal registered their interest as Ndidi still has over two years remaining on his current deal with the Foxes.
Ndidi is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury and was forced to pull out of Nigeria’s squad during the current international break.
Following Leicester’s 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace on Sunday, Rodgers estimated that Ndidi could be out for ‘four to five weeks’.
That would mean the midfielder would be unavailable for Leicester’s upcoming Premier League fixtures against Manchester United and Arsenal this month.