Ah football, with your impeccable sense of timing.
On the day that he rejected Arsenal’s advances for a deadline day transfer, Monaco man Thomas Lemar showed the Gunners what they are missing with a superb striker for France against the Netherlands.
Les Bleus took on the 2010 World Cup finalists in their group for next year’s tournament in Russia, and Lemar proved why he was the subject of a €100million bid with a fine effort.
The 72nd minute striker put France 2-0 up and all but sealed the three points for Didier Deschamps men.
Lemar was one of the hottest names on transfer deadline day, with Arsenal making a late bid for the Monaco star whilst Alexis Sanchez’s proposed move to Manchester City was still on the cards.
Liverpool were also in the frame for Lemar’s signature, but he’ll stay at the French club in the meantime.
Lemar proved the Premier League clubs should have gone all out to sign him as he scored another goal late on.
And to top it all off, he basically stole the goal off Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette. Boy, oh boy.
Meanwhile, Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny went down with a nasty looking ankle injury in the second half.
The Gunners defender played on and Arsene Wenger will be hoping it is not as serious as it initially looked.
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