Reaction as Arsenal Agree €71million Deal with Playmaker

Lawrence Cooper
September 12, 2017

Liverpool and Arsenal both made moves for the talented French midfielder, with the Gunners tabling a whopping club-record £92million bid on transfer deadline day.

However the Star claim that Arsenal are confident in rekindling the deal in January and have now agreed a deal in principle with the player himself who has finally agreed to a move to the Emirates.

Despite those offers, Monaco chose not to sell the attacker, with Vasilyev saying the biggest difference was the financial state of the club in 2015, when they were in danger of failing to meet FFP.

Unfortunately for Gunners fans, Lemar did not join the list of big money players to move on from the Ligue 1 side in recent seasons and now, club vice-president Vadim Vasilyev has revealed why.

"You sell when you think it's the right time".

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The England worldwide played for the Gunners vs the Merseysiders in his last game before completing his move to the Anfield club. He trained with the rest of the squad on Thursday and afterwards Klopp told "Of course - all good, all good".

With that in mind, Monaco were evidently able to turn down a fee for Lemar that was more than double what they allowed Silva to go for earlier in the summer, even though the Portuguese winger is similarly influential and only little more than a year older.

"Sales, they are the effect of having a great season, the league title, a great manager and an excellent recruitment cell and scouting network", Vasilyev continued.

"We don't want records". And today, we've managed it. I'd said that a few years ago with Forbes magazine; It see that it is a possibility.

Monaco are open to selling Lemar - who dazzled for France against the Netherlands - at a certain price, and adding a player blossoming with creative zeal and a capacity to penetrate defences nods towards the direction United are moving in under Mourinho.

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