ARSENAL manager
Arsene Wenger has
revealed that the
Premier League side bid
€100 million for Thomas
Lemar, but intends to
make a second offer
for the midfielder after
he decided to reject the
Gunners for Monaco.
Wenger wanted to
bring the 21-year-old to
the Premier League, and
put in a deadline day
bid for Lemar as Alexis
Sanchez looked to be on
his way to Manchester
City. However, Lemar’s
decision to turn down
a chance to join the
Gunners saw both
moves break down.
Despite the France
international choosing
Monaco over Arsenal,
Wenger revealed that
he would continue
his pursuit of the
midfielder, and will
make another offer in
the future.
“He decided to stay at
Monaco,” Wenger told
Telefoot. “Did we make
a €100m offer? Yes.
Are we going to make
another offer? Yes.
“He is always ready
to receive the ball, he is
quite complete in both
defence and attack.”
Lemar showed his
class for France on
Thursday, scoring a
stunning goal in their 4-0
win over Netherlands,
admitting after the win
that the speculation
surrounding his future
did not affect him.
Arsenal have made a
poor start to the 2017-
18 Premier League
campaign, recording
just one victory from
their first three games,
with a 4-0 defeat to
Liverpool leading to
pundits such as Paul
Merson labelling
the performances as
“embarrassing” and
“pathetic.”

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