Kante has played a key role in Chelsea’s rise to the top of the table this season and appears well placed to collect a second Premier League medal in May.
“We cannot explain everything – transfers are transfers – but it is quite obvious when you look at where he has gone.
“I believe Kante has had a huge impact. It’s no coincidence Chelsea are where they are and Leicester did what they did last season.”
Earlier this season Arsenal beat the Blues 3-0 at the Emirates and, looking back on that match, Wenger added: “Maybe for them it was a little bit of a wake-up call.
“(Antonio) Conte (Chelsea manager) managed to change things.”