– Wesley Fofana got fans talking after photos of him rocking an Arsenal jersey surfaced online
– The development sparked speculation the youngster was set for a summer exit after just one season with Leicester
– However, Fofana has come out to quell fears among Leicester fans regarding his future at the club
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Leicester City ace Wesley Fofana has been forced to break his silence after he got fans talking for wearing an Arsenal jersey.
The move came only days after the conclusion of the 2020/21 Premier League season where Fofana enjoyed a stellar campaign with the Foxes.
The youngster capped off his outstanding debut with Leicester by helping the club win their first-ever FA Cup title earlier in May.
His eye-catching performances have reportedly seen him emerge as a summer transfer target for Man United, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer desperate to add a new centre-back within his ranks.
However, it was Arsenal fans who started to get a bit excited with the prospect of landing the talented defender after photos of him posing in the Gunners’ kit from last season surfaced online.
But in a move aimed at calming down Leicester supporters, Fofana was quick to play down any significance of the photos.
The Frenchman took to social media to explain that he was tricked into wearing the shirt by “former friends” while he was holidaying in Dubai. He said:
“OK mates. I have been tricked by some former friends wearing an Arsenal jersey. I have been photographed in, what I thought, was my private sphere. I had obviously no thinking that what was a friendly game and joke will end up on social networks.”
The 20-year-old added he had “no problem” with Arsenal, but it is Leicester who are in his heart. He added:
“I feel sorry for our fans and angry against the guys that have seized the opportunity to make this bad buzz. Sorry for all Arsenal friends, I have strictly no problem with the red but only the blue is in my heart.”
Fofana made 38 appearances across competitions for the King Power Stadium-based side.
His pivotal role under Brendan Rodgers cake following his stunning £30million move from Saint Etienne in the summer of 2020.
Meanwhile, . earlier reported that no fewer than nine players from Premier League club Leicester City have been allowed to go including Wes Morgan who moves into an executive capacity elsewhere.
It was gathered that Christian Fuchs is to partake in a bit of punditry while, Matty James is expected to join a Championship outfit; he impressed at Coventry City last season.
According to Foxesofleicester.com, six members of the club’s youth team have also been released including one-time captain for the U23 Daenell Johnson.