Arsenal legend and invincible Robert Pires has voiced his opinion about Arsenal’s interest in the Monaco winger, Thomas Lemar.
Pires who turned 44 on Sunday believes that Arsenal will turn their attention elsewhere in search of a player rather than trying to know land Lemar.
The Monaco winger was on the verge of joining Arsenal on the last day of the transfer window but the deal didn’t go through as Man City came in too late for Sanchez and the deal fell apart as time ran out.
Speaking to Bwin, Pires claimed that his former employers will probably now need to look elsewhere after their attempt to sign Lemar fell flat in August.
Pires believes that a player of Lemar’s status is not worthy of a price tag of over £90m which Arsenal are said to have offered on deadline day, Pires said:
“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, and the market is crazy. What would Zidane and Ronaldinho be worth now?”
Arsenal were quick to move for Lemar as it looked like City had been successful in signing Sanchez last summer and it sounded like Lemar was very close to joining. Sanchez has been very quiet since the deal fell through but it now feels like he is getting back to his best but it really looks like he will still leave either in January or next summer when he will be available as a free agent. The situation is the same with Mesut Ozil so they could both be heading for the exit door come January leaving us without our two current best players and no money to replace them, way to go Arsenal.
Lemar has also caught the attention of the likes of Liverpool and Barcelona after netting 15 goals in all league appearances for Monaco but he has failed to live up to expectations this season so far.
Back to the football on the pitch and following our 2-1 win over Swansea this weekend we face Red Star at home on Thursday knowing a win will see us into the next round of the competition before traveling to Etihad stadium to face Manchester City back in the league.