Arsenal reportedly sent scouts to watch Thomas Lemar last week despite Arsene Wenger’s insistence that they were no longer interested in the Monaco man (via Sport Witness).
Thomas Lemar would already be an Arsenal player if things had gone differently on deadline day.
That club-record deal did not go through but it seems that the Gunners have not given up hope of signing the Frenchman.
French publication, Mercato 365 claims that Arsenal sent scouts to watch the midfielder during Monaco’s Champions League match with Besiktas last week.
With the January transfer window just two months away, Arsene Wenger was asked whether or not he could make a move for Thomas Lemar.
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“No, at the moment I have a big squad,” Wenger said last week.
“The problem for me is keeping everybody together until the end of the season.”
It seems that Arsenal’s potential move for Lemar is dependent on whether or not the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil remain at the club. It’s clear that Thomas Lemar is a quality player who would strengthen the Gunners. If a deal can be reached then he would be a suitable replacement for the outgoing Alexis Sanchez.