ARSENAL NOT KEEN ON COMPLETING LEMAR DEAL?
Premier League side Arsenal quickly wrapped up the deal for SaedKolasinac and Alexandre Lacazette but the third deal for Thomas Lemar has been delayed thus far.
Coach Arsene Wenger admitted that he was interested in the Frenchman but refused to add anything more.
It increasingly seems that deal would not be completed this summer. There have been some reports that Arsenal were negotiating the huge transfer fee for the winger while some others claimed Monaco were refusing to sell more of its stars that earned them the Ligue 1 last term.
The Champions League semifinalist sold Bernando Silva to Manchester City, and then Premier League champions Chelsea lured TiemoueBakayoko. City went back and made it a double rout when it signed Benjamin Mendy. All this happened, yet Arsenal were not able to get Lemar? Many believed things were changing at Arsenal, that stars would not leave, that redundancies would be cleared out and that depth would be preferred.
Mendy and Bakayoko played dominant roles in France yet they moved on to England. So what is stopping Lemar from doing the same? This is except the French side earmarked certain players in the team as replaceable and others as otherwise, because Arsenal should be able to meet their valuation.
There is this sensational report at Tribal Football that the day was already completed but that the FA Cup champs were waiting for the preseason tour to be over so Monaco can get a replacement. All the reports are just conflicting but time would tell.
Arsenal are reportedly still interested in RiyadMahrez who has local experience and can certainly add power from the flanks from the get-go. It would cost them around £40 million after the Foxes reduced the price tag.