While Arsenal fans will be happy to see our own manager Arsene Wenger talking tough over the future of Alexis Sanchez and seeming to be determined not to sell the star striker despite strong interest from a number of clubs and the Chilean international’s own wish to leave, we are not so pleased about the French club AS Monaco and their apparently similar stance on the young French winger Thomas Lemar.
The 21-year old is thought to be one of Wenger’s top transfer targets for the summer window and according to Arsenal transfer rumours the boss has already put in three offers of increasing value which have all been rejected. And it looks like the Gunners are going to have to get along without Lemar because his club’s position is likely to be even more determined now as well as their coffers being significantly boosted.
The reason for that, reports the BBC, is that Man City’s insane spending has carried on with the signing of the Monaco left back Benjamin Mendy for a similar sort of fee they paid Tottenham for Kyle Walker. As well as that suggesting that Pep Guardiola is building a team of full backs, with Real Madrid’s Danilo having also been signed last week, it probably means that Lemar will not be sold this summer.
Back to the drawing board Arsene!