Arsenal table record £90m offer after agreeing £60m Sanchez deal

By on August 31, 2017

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal have tabled a sensational British record £90m bid for Thomas Lemar as Arsene Wenger looks for a replacement for Alexis Sanchez.

Our Chilean super star looks increasingly likely to leave today as the Mirror claim we have now accepted their £60m offer – which would see them pay £55m up front with £5m in add ons.

That’s a reasonable deal for a player who has just one year left on his deal but the proposed sale of Sanchez hinges on Arsenal signing a replacement.

Lemar has been linked with a move to Arsenal all summer and the Daily Mail claim we’ve now launched a stunning £90m bid to sign the Monaco winger.

The French champions have been playing hard ball over Lemar in recent months but it’s difficult to see them being able to resist such an offer if these reports are accurate.

Liverpool have also been showing a keen interest in the French international after making a £74m bid earlier this week so we’ll have to wait and see whether they step-up their interest in light of Arsenal’s huge offer.

It’s going to be a pivotal few hours as Lemar is set to start for France tonight in their World Cup qualifier against Holland so any transfer will need to be concluded quickly.

I would personally have preferred we went hard for Julian Draxler as he’s reportedly available at half the price of Lemar and he’s more developed than the Frenchman.

However, I certainly won’t complain if we manage to bring in Lemar as Sanchez’s replacement.


  1. oketokun ezekiel abdulramon

    August 31, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    May God change our coach n board mind to buy matured players bfe close transfer,we have tired on inexperience player.

    • BigStick

      August 31, 2017 at 3:09 pm

      Yeah, I’m more then a little nervous about splashing out $90m for an unproven player in the premiership, especially one from Ligue 1. We should have gone for Mahrez and Van Dijk and bought a good Italian or Spanish midfielder.

  2. BigStick

    August 31, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    I agree, Draxler is cheaper and is getting better and better every season he plays. Lemar might be another French dissappointment or the next Thierry Henry, it’s hard to say which? I would have been happier if we made several deals. We need a holding midfielder, a good centerback, and a replacement for Sanchez.

  3. Werner

    August 31, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Wenger and the Arsenal board are a bunch of snakes. Wenger said that Sanchez will not be sold. You need 3 players to replace Sanchez. Get Seri, Mahrez and Draxler. Another waisted transfer window and season. Thank you Wenger for messing up like always

  4. Mauray

    August 31, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Wenger is a waste to arsenal n this season seems the worst moment in the arsenal career.

  5. Mauray

    August 31, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Wenger is a waste to arsenal n this season seems the worst moment in the arsenal career.

  6. Johnson

    August 31, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    there is little that can be done now in the window. Don’t be surprised if by tomorrow Monaco says they didn’t receive any bid from Arsenal. Would have preferred still holding on to Sanchez, a bid for a proven holding Dmf, a center back. Put Walcott up for sale and buy draxler.
    Win the league and see Sanchez extend his contract. Lemar might turn out to be a worst buy, this is the EPL.. way different from the ligue 1 at least in his first year.

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