It would appear that Arsene Wenger is still no closer to a second Arsenal signing of the summer transfer window, despite the reports that our manager has made at least two fairly sizable bids for players. We have no idea how much was offered for Alexandre Lacazette but we have been told by his French club Lyon that the price will be the same as that agreed with Atletico Madrid before the Spanish club was hit with a transfer ban.
Arsenal fans are now hearing in a report by The Telegraph that our bid of around £30 million for the Monaco and France international star Thomas Lemar has been turned down. So assuming this news from France is correct, what should Wenger do now?
The report suggests that Monaco’s rejection of our offer may cause the Arsenal boss to switch his focus to the Leicester City and Algeria attacker Riyad Mahrez who is likely to cost a fair bit more than Lemar, with £50 million being talked about.
I thought we might be going for both to be honest, as they operate on different sides of the pitch but if it is to be just one then which would you prefer? If it is just a matter of money, the fact that Wenger is thinking about Mahrez who is the costlier anyway tells me that he reckons Mahrez would be the better signing for us.
So what is he waiting for?