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Failing to sign Mbappe is the story of Wenger in recent years 0

Posted on September 07, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has down the years scouted most of the best stars in European football. He has not signed many of them, but was highly aware of all them and came close to signing them.

The way Wenger talks sometimes it sounds like he has known the players since they were babies. For once, though, a star has claimed that Arsenal were a ‘real option for me’. That young star is France wonderkid Kylian Mbappe.

The 18-year-old joined big spending French giants PSG on deadline day on loan. He will be making a reported £165million move to the French capital next summer. However, it seems Mbappe did consider Arsenal as a viable option.

Arsene Wenger plays down talk of new arrivals 0

Posted on August 22, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted it’s unlikely the Gunners will make any more notable signings for the first-team given the inflated fee foreign clubs are asking of English sides this summer, reports Football.London.

“I am very pleased with our market because we bought good players who can integrate with our style of play,” he said. “That’s what we want. On the other hand, it is very difficult. Today, the prices are out of proportion. The transfer market has become very demanding today.

Manchester United interested in Monaco’s Thomas Lemar 0

Posted on August 19, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to Football.London, Manchester United are keen to sign AS Monaco winger Thomas Lemar, a player who has been linked all summer with Arsenal. The Gunners have had three bids rejected by the Ligue 1 champions for the 21-year-old, but United may have more luck given they’re able to offer considerable more for his signature than Arsenal.

Arsenal had an initial bid of around £30m-£35m turned down by Monaco, before being equally unsuccessful with a £40m offer. And the Metro reported the Gunners had a £45m bid turned down at the end of July. Manchester United are now going to try their hand, with the winger’s asking price believed to be more than £60m.

Barcelona reportedly rival Arsenal for Thomas Lemar 0

Posted on August 07, 2017 by David Nugent

According to Sky Sports, Catalan giants Barcelona could rival Arsenal for the signature of Monaco winger Thomas Lemar. The Gunners have already reportedly had two bids rejected for the 21-year-old, but are still interested in the youngster.

Lemar seems to be Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger’s main transfer target this summer. The Gunners have been linked with Leicester star Riyad Mahrez, but the Frenchman seems to top the veteran Frenchman’s wish list.

Monaco bid £45m for Alexis 0

Posted on August 04, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to talkSPORT via the Express, AS Monaco have made a £45m for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez. The Ligue 1 side could be losing Kylian Mbappe after the teenager reportedly requested a move from the Stade Louis II and Sanchez could now be replacing him.

The Sun journalist Martin Lipton believes Monaco will consider giving Arsenal Thomas Lemar as a “bargaining chip” to allow them to sign Sanchez, with manager Arsene Wenger having said in no uncertain terms that the Chilean would not be sold.

He would need a lot of convincing, although Arsenal have had three bids rejected for Lemar and may soften their stance if they sign the 21-year-old.

Lemar’s picture with Arsenal fan sparks rumours 1

Posted on July 19, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Monaco winger Thomas Lemar has intensified the rumours linking him with a move to Arsenal this summer, with the Frenchman being snapped with an Arsenal supporter while in Saillon, Switzerland, according to The Sun.

The supporters is believed to have tweeted after the chance meeting with Lemar: “OMG! I met Thomas Lemar in Saillon, Switzerland. He seemed really happy taking photos with me. Definitely Arsenal bound!

“I asked him if he is joining Arsenal, he gave me a smile and walked away. I’m positive he will sign after Monaco’s trip to Switzerland!”

Arsenal to sell players in order to fund Lemar bid 1

Posted on July 18, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal are looking to offload a number of players in order to up their bid for Monaco winger Thomas Lemar. The report suggests that the French champions want a fee close to £80million for the youngster.

Always the economist Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is attempting to raise the funds by selling players, including the likes of Lucas Perez, Theo Walcott, Wojciech Szczesny, Jack Wilshere and Kieran Gibbs.

A club-record fee

Arsenal have already broken their club transfer record to sign striker Alexandre Lacazette for a fee of around £52million. However, it seems that Monaco are playing hardball over Lemar and the Gunners would need to break their transfer record to sign the youngster.

Arsenal confident of signing Monaco star 0

Posted on July 12, 2017 by David Nugent

This could story has rumbled on for the last few weeks, yes it is the Arsenal chasing Monaco winger Thomas Lemar. According to the Daily Mirror, the Gunners are now confident of doing a deal with the French champions worth £45million.

The report claims that the young winger could sign a contract that will see him earn around £100,000 per week in north London. The Gunners are reported to have had two bids rejected by Monaco for Lemar so far, but the two clubs are now reportedly in negotiations to come to a compromise deal.

Made a big impression last season

Arsenal may turn to Mahrez instead of Monaco star 0

Posted on July 05, 2017 by David Nugent

With the arrival of striker Alexandre Lacazette set to be announced imminently, Arsenal are expected to now step up their bid to sign Monaco winger Thomas Lemar.

The French champions are understandably not keen on selling the youngster and have resisted any interest in the winger’s services so far this summer. In fact, Arsenal were reported to have had a bid of around £30m rejected last month. Monaco are attempting to ward off the Gunners interest by raising their asking price.

Lemar is regarded as one of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger’s main transfer targets this summer. The winger would add pace and direct running to the Gunners attack.

No chance of Arsenal paying £125million for Kevin Mbappe 1

Posted on July 02, 2017 by David Nugent

The Daily Mirror are reporting that Arsenal are set to launch a world-record £125million bid for Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe this summer.

The story seems like a fairytale from a journalist with too much time on his hands or after a few too many drinks. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hates to part with money, so for the French boss to part with that sort of money for one player, albeit a highly rated player seems ridiculous.

Mbappe is hot property



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