While Arsene Wenger gave Arsenal fans the bad news this week about the possible transfer to north London of Monaco’s Thomas Lemar, declaring that the French club had ‘shut the door’ on Arsenal and would not be selling Lemar after already seeing a number of last season’s French Ligue 1 title winners leave. But at least Wenger revealed that the Gunners did actually want Lemar.
So Wenger’s comments about being happy with the current Arsenal squad are not strictly true, otherwise he would not have been trying to sign the young Frenchman. And do we really believe that Lemar is the only player that our manager thinks would improve his options.
I have two words for you Arsene, Riyad Mahrez. The Leicester City and Alegrian international star would certainly offer us something extra with his goals and creativity and we know he wants to move from his current club and would not even cost a king’s ransom.
He is not the only good attacking player around by any means, either, but there are also the issues of midfield and defence for Wenger to consider and I think even the most positive minded Gooners would agree that a top class addition would be welcome almost anywhere.
Lemar would have been nice but if it is not happening then which alternatives do you think Arsenal should turn to?