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Thomas Lemar Breaks Silence After Failed Arsenal Move

Alexis Sanchez Thomas Lemar Breaks Silence After Failed Arsenal Move
Vera Richards | 02 September, 2017, 01:24

A frantic final few hours saw Arsenal table a record £92m bid on Monaco star Thomas Lemar.

Now Monaco have signed Senegal forward Balde, who plays in a similar position to Lemar amid suggestions that the Frenchman has asked to leave Monaco.

Lemar scored twice for France in their 4-0 thrashing of Holland in a 2018 World Cup qualifier on Thursday night.

Lemar had been linked with Liverpool before Arsenal re-entered the race to sign him after an impressive 2016-17 campaign in Ligue 1 and the Champions League.

The France worldwide was previously a target for Arsenal earlier this summer but is now the subject of strong interest from Anfield.

"The player has chosen to stay at Monaco", Wenger told beIN Sports.

But the Englishman has already joined Liverpool and the 28-year-old is set to move to Manchester.

"You do not want to talk too much about. you have to respect what happens on the negotiation side".

Premier League outfit Arsenal reportedly made a bid upwards of £90million for Lemar but the transfer was called off on Thursday's deadline day.

Wenger declared a deal for Lemar "dead" earlier this month. "I was focused on my game, that's all that mattered to me".

Wenger added the club are prepared to make a "financial sacrifice" as they face losing Sanchez and midfielder Mesut Ozil for free next summer when their contracts expire.

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