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Thomas Lemar

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by Fouz, May 11, 2017.

  1. tap-in

    tap-in Nothing Wrong With Me

    We've signed Mavro and he's not going out on loan so forget another CB. I dont know what the club are doing any more. If we make another profit this window I'll...................Well I dont know what I'll do, carry on supporting the club and complaining I guess.
     
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  2. tap-in

    tap-in Nothing Wrong With Me

    Lemar has to be a £70m bid, how on earth can we go from £92m to not more than £40m in only 5 months. He may have dropped off a bit but not by £52m
     
  3. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    I'm surprised Monaco haven't just told us to f**k off.
     
  4. UpTheGunnerz

    UpTheGunnerz No Longer Phallus Obsessed

    This club i senile. Bidding 92m, making him one of the most expensive players in history, to not going over 40. Ffs.

    Lemars quality hasn't changed. Just a weaker Monaco this year, naturally.

    We should swoop in for Fabinho as well.
     
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  5. yybecause

    yybecause Formerly known as ArsenaLover

    Some **** journalist comes up with this ‘wont bid over 40’ and here they are, believers who cant wait for such a chance to attack the board/club
     
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  6. Penn_

    Penn_ Established Member

    There has to be more to this. We were crazy about him in the summer but Monaco weren't up for selling. Now they're actively trying to get clubs to come in for him suddenly we've turned our attention elsewhere?
     
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  7. al-Ustaadh

    al-Ustaadh Professor of Twitter

    Only reason Lemar was going to cost 90million is because of the timing of our bid. We could've had him for 60 throughout the summer but we dicked around.

    Moreover, the only reason it could remain around 60 is because it's January and Monaco will be hard pressed to find a replacement of quality at lesser value (which is what they always do). Besides that, Lemar has been injured, hasn't performed well even when he's played, and clearly doesn't want to be there. Also, lets be honest, Monaco's not going to win Ligue 1 for a long time to come now.
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2018
  8. James Bond

    James Bond Moderation Consultant

    Maybe we weren't crazy about him and were just desperate to make a signing, again?

    Last summer had shades of the summer chasing a big money move for a CF in Higuain or Suarez only for us to end with Özil another AM after signing a AM in Cazorla the year prior who spent the season being our best player despite the club really really needing a better CF than Giroud.

    Wenger's luck ran out this past summer and his gamble/last dash shopping run on deadline day failed as no top player was being pushed out so we were willing to throw anything at Lemar to get it over the line.

    He wasnt worth 92m then or now.
     
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  9. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory Moderator Moderator

    We had bid around 50m and they told us he is not for sale. Period. Then they called us on deadline day and said we could have him for 90m so we agreed. But he was already set on staying since he had thought that was what was going to happen and didn't like the last minute change.

    I know a lot of you guys think our club is to blame for absolutely everything, but it's just not how things work.
     
  10. Hunta

    Hunta Shivering Right Now Trusted

    They rang us? Interesting.
     
  11. Kroket

    Kroket Trusty and Sensible Trusted

    I remember the story being Lemar turned us down that day because he wanted to focus on France's WC qualifier against Holland later that evening. Didn't want to go through the hassle of a medical and all that.

    Pretty silly to play international matches on deadline day when you think about it.
     
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  12. James Bond

    James Bond Moderation Consultant

    Clearly everyone was for sale this past summer at Monaco given the fire sale that went on. Everyone had a price. Wenger did what Wenger does and tried to get a better deal on DD and they called our bluff knowing we were desperate.

    Plus if Wenger believed Lemar was never for sale per Monaco earlier in the window after the initial bids so we moved on, why didnt we go for a different target?

    Plus Wenger should have learned from the last time dealing with Monaco...

    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/oct/03/Arséne-wenger-monaco-anthony-martial-not-for-sale

    Either way its on him/this club.

    FFY
     
  13. BBF

    BBF Real name: Ragip Xh...

    Goal.com getting shown up again.
     
  14. al-Ustaadh

    al-Ustaadh Professor of Twitter

    To be fair... Martial was only on sale when United offered ridiculous money for him. But that's what it usually takes to get clubs to sell their best players.
     
  15. James Bond

    James Bond Moderation Consultant


    Exactly my point. Offer enough and everyone is available...especially at Monaco as you'd have hoped Wenger would have learned dealing with Martial or with him watching their title winning team being sold off to the highest bidder all last summer.

    Dont see why people are trying to defend him here. He gambled for a deadline day deal, he lost, and he got desperate for Lemar and as a result we've lost another season due to his failing to address/equip the squad in the summer, again.

    As a reminder...
    2015 the year Wenger was 'told' Martial wasnt for sale prior to being sold to United:

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    2017 apparently 'told' by Monaco that Lemar wasnt for sale earlier in the summer...

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    No having any excuses for his failings/naivety this go round.
     
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  16. say yes

    say yes To Sweet Soulful Vinai

    We'll get neither and settle for Jonny Evans.
     
  17. Red London

    Red London Well-Known Member

    It was going so well when we signed Özil then Alexis . Who would have thought we'd be the only team to not sign an outfielder the year after. And then later drop out of the top4 for the first time in years and then have a net ****ing profit the window after. Hilarious

    That season we only signed Cech really confirmed my thoughts we don't have much ambition to be a top team . There were clear gaps and we did nothing. Since then I haven't expected anything from the transfer window.
     
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  18. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Established Member

    Yep, it was the summer of 2015 that did for us. Should go on trial in The Hague for that summer. OTT but y'know what I mean.
     
  19. FreakySami

    FreakySami Well-Known Member

    I think lemar will go for 52 to 62 m . Get rid of Sanchez and get him in
     
  20. The_Playmaker

    The_Playmaker Established Member

    Precisely why we are in a mess. If we manage to sign Özil, we can spend £60 million on all of those positions.
     

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