How will Wenger convince Lemar to accept Arsenal transfer?

After the summer transfer window closed with Arsenal having signed just two new players and one of those having come to us on a free transfer, there was always going to be a lot of finger pointing and questions asked about the way the club is run and, more specifically, what Arsene Wenger was messing about at.

Maybe that is why the Frenchman has felt the need to reveal that the Gunners did try to sign the France international star Thomas Lemar from AS Monaco and also that Arsenal were ready to spend a king’s ransom to get him. The boss also declared his intention to try again to sign the talented 21-year old, whether it be when the winter transfer window opens in January or at the end of the current season, reports Sky Sports.

Wenger said, “Yes, we bid €100m for Lemar but the player wanted to stay in Monaco.

“Yes, we’ll come back in for him.”

The question we have to ask is, how will Wenger convince Lemar to sign for Arsenal in the future after he turned down the move this summer? Well maybe we will be helped by what happens with his current club this season. Monaco produced a surprise last season by beating the expensively assembled PSG to the French Ligue 1 title so it could be a similar situation to what we saw with Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez at Leicester City.

Lemar may well be happy to stay and see how his team get on in the Champions League this year and how they follow up last season’s exploits in the domestic league. If things do not go so well he would probably be much more willing to accept a transfer away.

At the same time I think the Gunners have to show that we are a club worth signing for that is going places and that was not really the case in the last weeks of the transfer window. Had Wenger offered big money after beating Chelsea and winning the Community Shield things might have been different and Lemar might be an Arsenal player right now.

Do you think Wenger and Arsenal can convince him before January that he should come to north London?



  1. AB says:

    I think the question we have to ask is, how do we get rid of wenger and the other crooks running this club. I am still not clear bob if you want wenger to stay or leave.

  2. Oluwafemi says:

    Frankly, even though it would be naive to draw the curtains on any team’s League trophy win, it would however, be much easier for Lemar to dream and hope for another French Ligue 1 trophy win this season, with Monaco having secured maximum 4 wins out of 4 and who sit 2nd on the league table behind Neymar’s PSG than having such illusions of grandeur of a trophy win with Arsenal(permit me not to state our present and depressing league position on the table). Apparently, even a king’s ransom may not be enough to win the heart of this princely principality. And right now, Arsenal cards our swiftly diminishing.

    1. The Analyzer says:

      I think the illusions is on you. The Monaco official confirms that Lemar was willing to join Arsenal in the just ended window, but the parties concerned agreed that he should stay. Of course this does not fit in your gloom gloom idiosyncrasies therefore you have to ignore that. Most probably, the deal is in place between Arsenal and Monaco to for Lemar to move either in Winter or next summer. “communal decision” could also mean the buying club agreed that Lemar should stay until winter or end of season. However this is lost to the generality of the media that thrive on negative reporting on Arsenal.

  3. JJPawn says:

    Lamar is not the issue. 25 wins should see us in the top four. Focus on each and every game that needs to be won. Hope that other top sides will be able to split some games.

    The issue is how to get fans to either leave Arsenal (if they hate the team so much) or back the team to the top four (if the fans care about this team). Make the Emirates Stadium a fortress. Then there is more than a chance of doing even better.

    We need to stop the speculation and just focus on the next game. Make the next home game so formidable for the opposition, and help our team win.

    1. Vish says:

      The crowd at the Emirates are more like a gathering of librarians. Leicester City have the best fans , they spur that team on no matter what the scoreline is or the situation. They were a major reason why Leicester were able to win the title 2 seasons ago . Both home and away they are the most vociferous fans , chanting and spurring the team on , unlike fans that only find their voice when a goal is scored

  4. ArseOverTit says:

    Tell him we are Real Madrid!

  5. Joel says:

    Lemar will happily move to a successful Premier League, team..Unfortunately Wenger’s inability to see floors in his current squad of players; a complete lack of understanding when it comes to the correct tactical strategy to counter competing teams ;and an unhappy knack of not even being able to select the right team all mean that Arsenal will not be a “successful Pl team this season…or any other as long as Wenger remains in charge.Blame the supporters or anyone else for that matter…even the weak-willed Board but there’s only one person who’s brought this impending calamity to our Club. A man who should have walked away with his head held high after beating the PL Champions in the FA Cup Final last season.Instead he undermined the Club CEO went straight to the “absentee” owner and promised him success.A man who knows nothing about what’s required to win football Leagues.Arsenal won’t be winning any Leagues this Season…for the most part it will be propping it up…in or around mid-table.A very sad state of affairs as this would not have happened under a new Manager and DOF.

    1. The Analyzer says:

      It was not easy. Thomas wanted to go to Arsenal and to Liverpool, but we had discussions and we took a communal decision so that he could stay here

  6. Aussie Jack says:

    Don`t know about Lemar I think Wenger would be hard pressed signing any top players
    until the club settles down and some changes are made; not this season, nor next.

  7. Elmo says:

    Good assessments Wenger is well over time and should have left a few years ago. Clearly he has lost his great instinct and vision for the game and the club. We will not prosper this year mid to upper table at best, we have internal problems with players, a useless greedy board who all think it is for them, a greedy money grabbing owner who uses our club for a money pit for his other ventures, the only way to stop the slide is to hurt kroenke in the pocket ruin his profits, Wenger dithers in the market making a profit for kroenke catch 22 for our club a clean out is needed sooner the better. Concerned supporter..

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