Arsene Wenger says Lemar deal is ‘dead’ as Monaco dig in


Arsenal’s chances of signing Thomas Lemar are seemingly over, with Arsene Wenger declaring the deal ‘dead’ at his press conference this morning.

The Gunners had been linked throughout the summer with the midfielder, but were unable to get the deal across the line.

Now it looks as if there’s no chance of it happening after Monaco have closed to the door on the 21 year old’s departure.

Asked about the potential signing, Wenger said, “It’s dead, because Monaco has closed the door definitely.

“They are still on cases like M’Bappe, Fabinho, they already lost Mendy, Bernardo Silva, Bakayoko … Monaco is at a stage where they have basically closed the door.”

Pressed on whether or not this frustrated him, he continued, “We have the numbers, we have the quality to deal with that.”

Stay tuned to Arseblog News this morning for further press conference updates, including:

  • Wenger throws gauntlet down to the Ox
  • Wilshere’s red card and future
  • The final week of the transfer window
  • Refusing to rule out Mustafi’s depature

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