It is being reported today that the Arsenal transfer target Thomas Lemar is set for a confrontation with his current club AS Monaco because the French Ligue 1 club are blocking his transfer to north London, where he wants to realise his dream of playing for the Gunners under his fellow Frenchman Arsene Wenger.
But just like us and the Alexis Sanchez situation, the final decision on whether the attacking star will get his wish for a move lies with his current club, so even if Lemar is fustrated and demands to be sold it does not mean it will happen.
The reason that Monaco are reluctant to sell the 21-year old to Arsenal, according to a Daily Star report, is that they are concerned that too many of last season’s title winning team are leaving. Chelsea have just signed their midfield star Timoue Bakayoko and Man City look set to add the signing of the left back Benjamin Mendy to their earlier capture of Bernardo Silva.
There is still a real chance that some big spending club will make them am offer they cannot refuse for the 18-year old striker Kylian Mbappe, so it could well be that our two Premier League rivals and their signing of players from Monaco has wrecked Arsenal transfer hopes of Lemar.