Arsenal got their first two pieces of transfer business out of the way quickly, but ever since then it would appear that Arsene Wenger is prepared to wait a bit longer to secure his third signing in the shape of Thomas Lemar, but seems determined to get the 21 year-old from Monaco.
There was much made of Arsene Wenger’s ‘£100 million war chest’ at the beginning of the summer, and having already spent £53m of it on Alexandre Lacazette, it would appear that there is only enough left in the kitty for either Lemar or Mahrez, unless the Gunners offload one of the higher-priced stars to increase their buying power.
It is now being reported this morning that Wenger has returned to Monaco with a third bid of £45million for Lemar, and with the player himself desperate to come to the Emirates the French international is hopeful that the deal could be finalised before the weekend..
Arsenal fans must be getting sick to death of hearing about the negotiations with Monaco for Lemar, and I think we all just want to be taken out of suspense with a final decision one way or the other. Can we please just get this over with so we can have Lemar with the squad for the final preseason warm ups in the Emirates Cup?