Wenger: Lemar rejected Arsenal move; Alexis deal 'not very close'

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger right expects Alexis Sanchez left to be fully committed to the Gunners

Arsenal looked the more likely suitor to seal a move for Lemar on deadline day, and the Gunners even agreed a £92 million fee with the Ligue 1 giants, per Dickenson's report.

The 21-year-old attacking midfielder, who Monaco bought for less than €4m from Caen in 2015, had reportedly been the subject of a club-record bid from Arsenal earlier in the day.

Asked where he would be going once the current worldwide get together was over, Lemar added that he would be Monaco bound.

This one may be over for Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool.

Thomas Lemar had no other aim than to join Liverpool during the final stages of the summer transfer window, according to reports in France.

But the transfer window slammed shut on Thursday night with no move materialising.

I am a player of Monaco, I am very happy there.

Hours later, the Monaco winger scored a brace in France's 4-0 win over the Netherlands, leaving Arsene Wenger red-faced.

"As it stands, Arsenal pull out of Lemar negotiations.So Alexis, much to his pain, stays".

As for Arsenal, the failure to land Lemar means that Alexis Sanchez will miss out on his prefered move to Man City.

The Belgian global Origi has managed 12 Premier League goals from two full seasons with the Merseyside club and they are said to be willing to let him go.

"I'm not looking forward to it but it's part of the game".

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