Striker Clinton Njie has confirmed that Arsenal contacted his agent before he opted to join Tottenham Hotspur.
The 22-year-old signed a five-year contract with Spurs and will take over from Spain striker Roberto Soldado who left the club to join Villarreal.
And according to the youngster, head coach Mauricio Pochettino was one of the reasons why he made the move to White Hart Lane.
"I was never scared that my transfer to Tottenham would not be confirmed," he told L'Equipe.
"I never spoke to Arsenal representatives on the phone, they simply contacted my agent. My choice was made, I was determined to join Tottenham.
"Here, I will be working under Mauricio Pochettino, a manager who plays youngsters and allows them to progress.
"On Thursday, after I arrived in London and had my medical tests, he welcomed me, with the president Daniel Levy, to tell me that he hoped I would be available as quickly as possible."