Juventus midfielder ‘flattered’ by Arsenal interest

Mario Lemina has admitted to being ‘flattered’ by the interest shown in him by Arsenal and Watford at present.

The midfielder is currently playing for Juventus, but is used sparingly at the club, and could be open to a move which will guarantee him more regular action.

Lemina started only eight matches in Serie A this term, but did feature in the Champions League final as a late substitute, which may well show how rated he is in their squad.

The Gabonese international is known to be of interest to Arsene Wenger, and has been likened to Manchester United’s record signing Paul Pogba, who also played for the Italian giants previously.

Lemina has now spoken of his happiness due to the interest shown by Arsenal and Watford, and admits that he is open to move in the future.

He said: “I am flattered by the interest of Arsenal and Watford. I am playing for a big club now but I am happy about the interest of other clubs.

“I do not have a preference for any league. My future depends on who really wants me.”

The 23 year-old did rule out a switch to Lyon however, who have also been linked, due to his allegiance to Marseille where he is from.

“I don’t think I’ll be moving to Lyon. I am from Marseille and I am not interested in joining them. I don’t think I have a chance to return to Marseille,” he added.

Could Lemina bolster our midfield options this summer? Could he challenge Xhaka and Ramsey in our new 3-4-2-1 system?

Pat J

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  1. John0711 says:

    Who ?

  2. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back. says:

    I very much doubt that Wenger is after him, ?? Unless of course his a Freebie? Nope, thought not.
    Trust me ?? Wenger has bigger Fish to sign, wait & see, you just wait… Your gonna be kissing his boney-ass ??

    1. Frank says:

      I read somewhere that Wenger was in Nice to get Jean Seri. He would be a great buy, probably the closests player to Kante.

      1. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back. says:

        Yup & I’m guessing that he will be our next signing ??

        1. muff d... says:

          conte messaged costa after spain colombia game to say hes not in chelseas plans anymore
          lukakus going

          cheeky 20 mill bid for diego costa?
          here comes the….no way hes a horrible bla bla bla…hes a winner and a dog…we need pitbulls

          1. muff d... says:

            Conte sent me a text saying he doesn’t count on me.Shame. I forward the text to Chelsea people. I’m looking for a club”

            wenger !! a 25 goal a season pitbull is available – and at 28 and huge experience
            20 mill bid!!

            watch mourinho snap him up

          2. Frank says:

            I don’t think £20mil will be enough.
            £20 + Sanogo

          3. lcebox says:

            THats 18 mil still dont think its enough.

      2. RSH says:

        Are people saying he’s like Kante because they are both black, lmao? Check his stats please. Seri is a playmaker! Kante, 3.6 tackles per game/ Seri 1.1…. Kante 2.4 interceptions per game, Seri 1. Kante 0.6 key passes per game, Seri 2.2. Besides for both playing in midfield they have very few things in common. Even in his Youtube videos he is mostly doing long passes, creating chances, assisting and scoring. This is why Barcelona are interested in him. You really think they want a Kante-esque player when they have Busquets?

      3. bran99 says:

        why don’t people go for Naigollan? that guy has Vieira qualities of bossing the midfield

  3. Joseph says:

    You are right Fatboy; am also scaptical Wenger might tread upon kinda stone or something.

    1. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back. says:

      Arsenal target Kylian Mbappe will decide his own future, says Monaco owner Dmitry Rybolovlev.

      And there we go, some truth at last. No ones forcing him at his club, they will offer him an improved long term contract this week, his current one runs out 2019. In the meantime Wenger is offering the kid Red carpet treatment at Arsenal, along with the number 9 shirt.

      1. bran99 says:

        Wenger doesn’t want to lose this one. the kid really plays like Henry. his finishes and runs makes me revisit the things Henry did. getting him will appease most fans that Wenger is serious this time and gunning for trophies and not just 4th spot

  4. WengerOut Bot says:

    Sometimes I think Arsenal do pay journalists to create a Smoke Screen in order to deceive fans Worldwide that they are active in the transfer market only to end up buying a NOBODINHO!

    The tactics has been so effective since the past 4 – 5 seasons now.
    The arsenal mgt likes to fool the fans about buying XYZ only scramble for rush hour purchase on the last day of the transfer window.

    Pls Mr Gazidis & Wenger just buy Lacazette & Mahrez instead of scouting every football player on the Planet with no real intention!

    1. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back. says:

      It’s now Mahrez to Chelsea ?? probably replacing Hazard, even though His out injured, that isn’t putting R.Madrid off.
      Anyways, Leicester’s agreement with Mahrez is that he can only move to a club that offers champions league football ?

  5. JustJoy says:

    Plenty of can drumming.

    1. ArseOverTit says:

      Always is this time of year. Brings out the crowds!

  6. Arsenal_Girl says:

    Never heard of him
    But if he has been likened to Pogba then he can’t be that bad

    I thought the midfielder that we are after is Seri though

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