Gary Lineker claims that Arsenal has actually signed the wrong scout in Ben Wrigglesworth and that he didn’t find the players that everyone is reporting he has.

Speaking after we signed the 24-year-old scout from the Foxes, the Match of the Day host and life-long Leicester fan seemed amused that we’d signed the wrong person, citing assistant manager, Steve Walsh, as the reason for their success.

When naming the best players for the Foxes so far this season, he said, “[Christian] Fuchs, for sure. Underrated, we got him on a free transfer. I love how Arsenal nicked the wrong scout. N’Golo Kanté, for sure, Riyad Mahrez, Jamie Vardy. Four at least.

“Steve Walsh is the guy who found these players and bought them in. I know when he found Mahrez he was sent to watch someone else and came back with Mahrez. He’s done a brilliant job and that’s been the large key to Leicester’s success. As in all clubs, it’s about the people you bring in and they’ve done it on a relatively small budget compared with the giants.”

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ILKESTON, ENGLAND – JULY 22: Nigel Pearson (R) manager of Leicester City with Steve Walsh during the pre season friendly match between Ilkeston and Leicester City at the New Manor Ground on July 22, 2014 in Ilkeston, England. (Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images)

Obviously other sources are claiming differently. Many believe that Wrigglesworth was the man to find Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante, who have been key players for the club so far this season.

Leicester are currently sitting at the top of the Premier League by five points and by now it’s pretty clear that this isn’t just a fluke. When we face them on Sunday, it’ll be our most important game of the season.