Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette claims there were no plans to ship him out of the club in the summer.
The France international was linked with a move away from the Emirates following an inconsistent first season in England.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was also brought by Wenger in january as both players competed for a starters shirt.
Lacazette suffered a few injury set-backs last term but has enjoyed a consistent run under be boss Unai Emery.
The 26-year-old in an interview with Arsenal Player insists he is happy to be with the Gunners having delayed joining them by a season.
“When first I think of Arsenal, it was when Titi Henry played for Arsenal and scored goals. Now I’m there so I want to make the fans happy.
“I signed for Lyon at 10. At seven they wanted me to sign but my dad said, ‘it’s too early, you need to learn with your friends and just have fun’.
“I needed the next step. A few years ago I talked with Arsenal but it was not a good time.
“When they came I was so happy and the discussion with Arsenal and the club was so quick, and with me it was so quick.
“I’m happy because I know now the league, I know my players, my team-mates.
“The club is happy because this summer they didn’t want to sell me; they told me ‘we are happy to have you in the team’.”