Arsene Wenger has finally admitted that Arsenal’s attempts to sign the Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar has no chance of succeeding now, and he has enough players to be able to cover his absence. “It’s dead because Monaco have closed the door definitely, I think,”
“They’re still on cases like Mbappe and Fabinho. They lost already Mendy, Bernardo Silva and Bakayoko. Monaco is at a stage where they’ve closed the door.”
“We have the numbers and quality to deal with that.”
It also sounds from that that Le Prof is not expecting any other arrivals as he feels that the Gunners have too many players already on the books, and he is sure has enough strength in depth for the coming campaign, in fact too many. “I am completely happy with the strength of the squad.” Wenger continued. “I have said already we have too many players. Some players have no chance to play,”
“If you have too many players of confirmed status you are in a difficult position to give a chance to young players.”
So for now it would appear that Wenger is still just trying to dispose of many of his out-of-favour players, and has little interest in any new arrivals. If Wenger sells just one of Mustafi, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil or Alexis, then the Gunners will finish the transfer window having made a profit!
There may be a few unhappy fans around though!