Arsenal allegedly plan to bid for Thomas Lemar again in January, but less than the £90m reportedly agreed in the summer.

  • Arsenal expected to announce Sanllehi’s appointment “imminently”

The Daily Mail write that the Gunners will go back in for Lemar in the winter window, but won’t be able to offer as much this time around. The reason being that the original offer was boosted by the money the club were going to receive for Alexis Sanchez, and that money is, obviously, no longer on the table.

Thomas Lemar’s value shouldn’t be as high as it was in the summer now anyway. On the most basic level, the French international has half a year less on his contract. Just like with Alexis Sanchez, you would expect a decrease in value.

Then there’s the fact that Lemar is currently injured. The 22-year-old injured his shoulder on 1st November and hasn’t yet rejoined the action, although he trained away from the main group on Friday.

Lemar also hasn’t been in such impressive form in the current campaign.

Last season, the winger managed 14 goals and 17 assists in 55 appearances. That’s 0.56 goal contributions per game.

This season, he has one goal and three assists from 14 appearances. That’s 0.29 per game.

All of these factors suggest that the Gunners won’t be offering as much if they do go back in for the player.

Raul Sanllehi is also expected to join Arsenal from Barcelona according to the report which is based on claims it picked up in Spain.

The Mail claim that Sanllehi will replace Dick Law in the transfer negotiator role. These rumours have been building since the summer, and have only grown stronger since the appointment of Sven Mislintat as head of recruitment.

  • Arsenal expected to announce Sanllehi’s appointment “imminently”

Bringing Sanllehi and Lemar in would certainly represent a productive January for the club.