Wenger finally opens up on why Thomas Lemar, Alexis Sanchez deals fell through

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Football Uncategorized  Wenger finally opens up on why Thomas Lemar, Alexis Sanchez deals fell through

Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger, has spoken for the first time after the transfer deadline fiasco, that saw a late move for Thomas Lemar fall through.

The Gunners agreed a £60million deal with Manchester City for Alexis Sanchez, but the transfer was not sanctioned as they wanted to get a replacement for the Chilean attacker first.
A £92million deal was struck with Monaco for Lemar, but the player turned down the move to the Emirates.

Wenger said on Friday: “Lemar chose to stay at Monaco. You have to respect what happens on the negotiation side. You have to not talk too much about that.
“When you decide to let a player of [Alexis’] calibre go, you need to replace him as nobody would understand that you let him go.

“You keep the player and make a financial sacrifice because what you want, at the end of the day, is to have a team with top quality.
“You think during the season you will find a way to extend the contract or at the end of the season the player goes for free.
“What I want him to do is now to focus on his career, on his season and on Arsenal Football Club.”

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