Should we spend 80 million on Lemar and sell Alexis? by Konstantin Mitov
Hello lovely Arsenal people! The latest transfer rumours are that Monaco apparently slapped an 80 million price tag on Lemar so that others don’t come in for him, and I can understand their desire not to sell anymore with the amount of players who already left.
But reports also suggest we may bust the bank again and try to get him. Should we do that? I think we should honestly. And the reason being is that we have too many players who we’ve stuck with over the years and done nothing. Perhaps it’s time to make a change and put our fate in new players and we do have quite a few players who need to leave like Gibbs, Debuchy, Jenkinson, Wilshere, Lucas, Chambers and I’d accept a 30 million offer for Theo too.
Besides at 21 Lemar has won the French title and played in the CL semi-finals. But by far the biggest reason we should go for him is the inevitable departure of Sanchez. This summer or next, Alexis seems to have set his heart elsewhere and despite what Wenger is saying about being positive which we’ve heard before, Sanchez is likely to leave.
Losing Alexis will be a huge blow, but we’ve lost players like Thierry Henry and still survived. If PSG come with an offer of 50 million just sell him there. If not though, should we sell to City? On one hand you can look at the drama queen performances he did last season and his bust up with Wenger and think that this is not too healthy for the dressing room.
But on the other hand, we can show some resilience and tell him to fight for his place for next season or he can happily warm the bench and I prefer this approach rather than cashing in, because in modern day football with the inflated prices 50 million is not too much.
I’d like to see us show the world that Arsenal is bigger than the player and we intend to return to the top, which will not happen if we sell our best players to our rivals. Look at how Conte dealt with Costa. He gave him the managerial injury and Costa shamefully went to apologise so that he plays. Now Costa is no longer of service for Conte, because he tried to play him a trick mid-season.
And the story about Bonucci’s bust up with Dybala and Allegri at Juventus is similar. If you don’t play by the rule of the club you’re out. I’d like to see this here and if Sanchez wants to go to CIty, he can do it next season for free, because we don’t sell to our rivals. We wanted change and I expect to see it on all levels, not just in adding a few players!