Arsenal to be forced to make January Lemar move?

Manchester United are claimed to be ready to launch a bid to sign Thomas Lemar this winter, forcing Arsenal’s hand.

The Gunners failed with a £92 Million move to bring the French international to the Emirates on deadline day, and manager Arsene Wenger has already admitted that he will return for him in the future.

Arsenal’s offer was accepted on August 31, only for the player to change his mind over the move, and decided he wished to stay with Monaco for the time being.

The decision to stay came as a shock for many, who after seeing a mass exodus of key players during the summer believed that there would be little to keep a player of his calibre at the club, and the player himself was widely reported to be keen on moving to North London also.

It has since been admitted that Thomas did favour a move during the close-season, but was persuaded on deadline day that he had an important role to play for Monaco, and he agreed to stay.

Arsenal may now struggle to tempt the 21 year-old to come to the club, with rumours emerging that Manchester United are set to launch their own £92 Million bid to sign him come January.

The Red Devils haven’t been shy in splashing the cash on a number of players in recent years, and we may well have a huge uphill struggle to land Lemar now after leaving it too late in the window to match Monaco’s asking price.

Would the wonderkid choose working with well-respected fellow Frenchman Arsene Wenger over the pull of the world-renowned Manchester United?

Pat J

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  1. At UTD he would compete with Rashford,martial and others at Arsenal he’s assured 1st team. However, we need to change the way we do things all through the club from transfers to mentality and tactics

  2. Lemar’s decision might be affected by Arsenal’s situation in December and January. But Wenger could also be a big factor, he managed to get Lacazette with a good price.

    1. Wenger was also a big factor for us not getting him.
      Monaco asked for 65m and we said no only to add 27M to it in less than a month and we didn’t get him.
      Penny wise Pound foolish.

      1. The bid I do not believe to be Wengers fault but Gazidis, he is the CEO, he is the one in charge of finances, he does the business.

        Wenger talks to players once bids accepted and Wenger is at fault for not convincing Mbappe to join us 12 months ago and even this year, Mbappe said AFC was a real option himself.

        I will not say Wenger is faultless but blaming Wenger for Gazidis failure will just help it go unresolved which is what you and I (along with every other supporter) have suffered for too many years already.

  3. What will likely happen is that Lamar will be bought by United, City, PSG, Barca or Real.

    Wenger will not get him without 150M or so.

    Monaco are a selling/profit machine club designed for that purpose, and they will sell to the highest bidder.

    I hope that Wenger can feint the Lamar buy and get Draxler instead to play with Ozil, and sign them both long term.

    All that said, without enough transfer funds, I cannot see how we can challenge for the title.

  4. We have stated our intent with lemar and done a lot of the ground work already in the last window, a similar bid in January should see lemar in an Arsenal shirt (let’s hope the club doesn’t,t bugger the deal up).

  5. A player who has ambition will avoid Arsenal at all cost, and those half decent players we have move in time as well

    But to our luck, the likes of Walcott and Ramsey wont leave us ever, no matter the bs we do, they loyal XD

  6. I can bet all my savings we wont sign lemar thats for sure…arsenal leave it late untill all top teams start fighting for the same player and we all know how that will end!

    1. “…arsenal leave it late untill all top teams start fighting”

      What makes you think that Arsenal chooses to be late?

      It is Monaco’s “property” they will have an auction. City or United will get Lemar, or PSG, Barca or even Real can come in.

  7. Since when we are making big transfers in january? As we all know Wenger, he’ll say that Cazorla is like a new signing.

  8. Wenger “well respected’, what by other teams for hanging around!?

    Or is that for not winning anything in Europe for over 20 years or for 13 years in the premiership?

    Did lemar respect him and mbappe respectfully sign for him? Was on respectful when he said he was off to Liverpool to continue his development under klopp? Was van persie, nasri and fab?

    Mmmm I think the answer is that he would have no hesitation to pick Maureenhos united because maureenho is developing them over not two seasons into a powerhouse once again having lifted 3 trophies in his 1st season.

  9. With the Chelsea game going to be played with a HIGH LEVEL of PACE and ENERGY, Wenger should drop Ozil and Ramsey to the Bench in other to win the midfield battle by playing any of these formations to stand a chance of winning…..3-4-1-2



    Bellerin———El Neny————Xhaka———Kolasinac



    —————————OR (3-4-2-1)



    Bellerin———El Neny————Xhaka———Kolasinac



    ————————–OR (4-2-1-3)



    ——————-El Neny————Xhaka———



    The Key is to WIN the MIDFIELD battle. Which one do you prefer guys?

  10. “The Key is to WIN the MIDFIELD battle.” Agreed!

    For me though it means using the Sead in the middle; he is the best addition to the middle. It will never happen, but this is what I would do. 🙂

    To deal with the big clubs we need experience and character, so the back three should be solid with Per in the middle having a defensive unit of Czech/German players.

    We cannot afford to have Xhaka for now, until his short passes are faster, and until he is focused on defense. Sead should sit deeper and shield the back three. Yes he is exciting on one wing, but he needs to boss the middle.

    ——-Iwobi—Kolasinac–Monreal—- [Play narrow. Force attacks outside. Link with 4 in front.]
    ———–———-—Ozil——————- [Roam, collect and distribute, no defensive duties.]
    Welbeck——-Lacazette—–Sanchez [Their speed on the attack must be used.]

    Ha! Ha!

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