Arsenal Ready to Return for Lemar, Gunners 4/1 to Seal Deal


Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim has suggested that Liverpool and Arsenal target Thomas Lemar could leave in the January transfer window, as quoted by The Daily Mail.

Arsenal are visibly feeling the pressure, and have turned towards Thomas Lemar. Wenger had forked out £90 million for the forward when Sanchez's departure looked imminent, however, Sanchez remained at the club and Lemar continued plying his trade for the French champions.

Lemar has been tipped as a potential replacement for Philippe Coutinho at Anfield, while the Reds are also looking at Schalke's Leon Goretzka and Dortmund's Christian Pulisic. In a bid to maintain the attacking prowess Liverpool are determined to get Lemar but are yet to formally bid for the player.

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After contributing to 31 goals in all competitions for Monaco last season (14 goals, 17 assists), the Frenchman has endured a slightly more subdued time on the pitch this campaign, scoring twice and making four assists in Ligue 1. And for them it makes no sense whatsoever to let Lemar go now, six months before a World Cup that he can potentially win with France and be the star of the World Cup and, like James [Horncastle] said, big clubs respond very well to who is the big star of the World Cup. Jardim has claimed that many things could happen in January and has kept the door open for Lemar sale. Monaco are said to believe that they can receive a higher value in the winter window rather than if they wait to sell the midfielder until the summer.

That is according to Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim, who was quoted by Goal as he revealed that the 22-year-old may yet leave Stade Louis II before the January transfer window ends.