Arsene Wenger has denied reports that Arsenal have made a bid to take David Luiz from Premier League rivals Chelsea, whilst also doing the same regarding reports surrounding Monaco’s Thomas Lemar.
The Gunners were held to a hugely disappointing 1-1 draw to bring their 2017 to a close in poor fashion. Alexis Sanchez saw his free-kick deflected in via James McClean in what was surely the winning goal. However, a contentious penalty gave Jay Rodriguez the chance to level the score, which he did.
Ultimately, it was another showing in which Arsenal failed to kill off the game, while their final ball was once again lacking. The London side are currently in fifth-place, six short of Liverpool with a game in hand, although that extra match sees them playing against Chelsea on Wednesday, while Tottenham are just a point behind them.
It was a very poor end to the year for the Gunners, and it is threatening to be a tough start to 2018 too, meaning the fans will be in need of a lift. Arsene Wenger can achieve this by delving into the transfer market in search of some fresh faces.
While the possibilities in the January market are endless, the manager has denied reports that the club are thinking of making bids for Chelsea’s David Luiz and Monaco’s Thomas Lemar, He told Sky Sports: “I don’t want to speak about any special name but these reports are wrong”.
The reports surrounding David Luiz come after the Brazilian has missed a number of weeks in the Chelsea side due to a knee injury, while Lemar was the target of a massive Arsenal bid in the summer. The two would undoubtedly add something different to Wenger’s team.