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Thomas Lemar Breaks Silence After Failed Arsenal Move

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Lucia Summers | 02 September, 2017, 00:51

Now Monaco have signed Senegal forward Balde, who plays in a similar position to Lemar amid suggestions that the Frenchman has asked to leave Monaco.

Shortly after rejecting Arsenal's advances, the attacking midfielder rubbed salt into the wound by producing a stunning two-goal performance in Les Bleus' 4-0 World Cup qualifying win over Netherlands.

However, it was reported that Lemar preferred a move to Liverpool where Champions League football was on offer. The North London club have lodged a £90 million deadline day bid that would break the British transfer record.

Lemar scored 14 goals for Monaco last season and also provided 14 assists, earning a call up into the France worldwide squad, featuring against England earlier this year.

"The player has chosen to stay in Monaco", Wenger told beIN Sports.

As for Liverpool's efforts to sign him, L'Equipe say Monaco somewhat messed the club around.

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Earlier in the day, we covered a report (via Le10Sport) claiming that Monaco want a huge financial proposal from Liverpool to accept the transfer of the 21-year-old star.

The Monaco star's rebuttal means that Arsenal pulled out of a deal to sell Chile worldwide Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City in a £70m deal on deadline day.

"I'm a Monaco player, I'm very happy there. I was focussed on my match, that's all that counted for me".

Meanwhile, Arsenal are at risk of losing Alexis Sanchez on deadline day, with Manchester City refusing to end their interest in the Chilean.

This big move in the market is linked to Arsenal's possible sale of Alexis Sanchez.

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