Liverpool have reportedly launched a £66.5m bid for Monaco winger, Thomas Lemar, and Arsenal fans are fuming.
L’Equipe claim that Liverpool have made a £66.5m bid for Lemar despite Arsene Wenger claiming that Monaco won’t sell the 21-year-old this summer.
Arsenal were heavily linked with Lemar earlier in the transfer window but Wenger insisted that the deal was dead.
Monaco, after selling Tiemoue Bakayoko, Benjamin Mendy and Bernardo Silva to Chelsea and Manchester City respectively, were allegedly reluctant to allow the France international to leave and shut the door on the potential transfer.
The Gunners were allegedly willing to pay £55m for the winger. However, needed to make some sales first in order to get their finances in order. Then, the deal ‘died’.
Gooners are therefore livid as, if Lemar does sign for Liverpool, it’s looking as if Wenger either lied or Arsenal just didn’t try hard enough to sign their man.
The rumour comes the day after Jurgen Klopp’s side thrashed Arsenal 4-0 at Anfield.
If Lemar does go to Liverpool and Arsenal sell players without replacing them, which looks possible, I imagine the fan we’ll see this season will make last year’s campaign look like a picnic.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looks almost certainly off to Chelsea and Lemar could be a brilliant replacement.
— Luke Mead (@LukeMead) August 28, 2017
This is peak banter. First Lolapool batter us, now they are after our transfer targets. 😂😢
— ThursdayNightGooner (@KasimH19) August 28, 2017
If Arsenal lose Lemar to Liverpool after saying Monaco won’t sell I’m done, I’m exhausted and can’t do this anymore, just a joke of a club
— GoonerDub (@johnanthonyr4) August 28, 2017
I swear if Liverpool sign Thomas Lemar I’m done with @Arsenal and football ⚽️
— Ricky (@therickylife) August 28, 2017
If ox goes Chelsea and Musti goes inter and Liverpool get lemar and we do nothing, we riot. #Arsenal
— Captain Morocco🇲🇦 (@AtIasLion) August 28, 2017
— Dövid G (@Greatgooner) August 28, 2017
— You Are My Arsenal (@YouAreMyArsenal) August 28, 2017
4-0 to liverpool, ox leaving to Chelsea and lemar joining liverpool. What a time to be an Arsenal fan !!
— Zahir Deen (@get2zahir) August 28, 2017
All I wanted was Lemar and/or Seri. Is that too much to ask for? pic.twitter.com/SJ4dXZSwcR
— oniisan (@hashpapii) August 28, 2017