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Lem Over

Arsenal suffer devastating transfer market blow

Gunners made move to bring ace to Emirates on deadline day before deal collapsed due to Alexis Sanchez staying

ARSENAL have been told they’ve missed their chance to sign Monaco star Thomas Lemar.

Arsene Wenger made a sensational late move for the winger on deadline day.

Arsenal have been told to forget about signing Monaco star Thomas Lemar

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Arsenal have been told to forget about signing Monaco star Thomas Lemar

Alexis Sanchez was expected to join Manchester City and the French boss wanted Lemar as the Chilean’s replacement.

But City refused to let Raheem Sterling go in a part-exchange deal which led to Arsenal also ending their interest in Lemar.

The France international has continued to impress in Ligue 1 and continues to be linked with a big move abroad.

But former Gunner Robert Pires reckons Arsenal no longer stand a chance of bringing Lemar to the Emirates in the future.

The Gunners tried and failed to land the playmaker on deadline day

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The Gunners tried and failed to land the playmaker on deadline day

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Pires told Bwin: “Arsene tried to buy Lemar, and tried very hard, but I don’t think the move will happen now.

“I don’t think he’s worth £90m, it’s too much, the market is crazy. What would Zidane and Ronaldinho be worth now?!”

However, it seems Arsenal will need a new attacker for their front three, with Sanchez increasingly likely to leave on a free transfer.

And they may not be able to afford the likes of Lemar, especially if they miss out on a top four finish again.

Arsenal wanted Lemar as a replacement for out-of-contract Alexis Sanchez

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Arsenal wanted Lemar as a replacement for out-of-contract Alexis Sanchez

Robert Pires reckons Wenger has no chance of landing Lemar now

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Robert Pires reckons Wenger has no chance of landing Lemar now