The 25-year-old has been a long-term target for Arsene Wenger but opted to move to La Liga instead of joining the Premier League side, the Toulouse coach says
Wissam Ben Yedder turned down the chance to join Arsenal in order to move to Sevilla, according to Toulouse boss Pascal Dupraz.
The 25-year-old was one of stars in Ligue 1 last season, scoring 17 goals in 35 appearances as Toulouse narrowly avoided relegation.
Ben Yedder had attracted interest from the Gunners but rejected the opportunity to link up with Arsene Wenger, and has now signed a five-year deal with the La Liga club.
“He could have gone to Arsenal, who are one of the best,” Dupraz told ESTADIO.
“But Sevilla are also a big club and I think La Liga is perfect for him, because he is a technical player and very attacking.”