BAYERN MUNICH Pulled Out From Signing Thomas Lemar Leaving ARSENAL and LIVERPOOL To Battle for His Signature:
Arsenal continue to be keenly interested in Thomas Lemar, it was in fact widely reported that agreement had been reached with Monaco for his transfer by January, a story which we disputed here at Konet-tv.
Indeed, Arsenal was the closest to finalising a deal during the last transfer window for Lemar, this is according to Monaco Vice-president Vadim Vasilyev, in an interview with SKY SPORTS.
In the same interview, he confirmed Monaco would be open to Lemar’s transfer in the summer of 2018 but will resist any offers in the January transfer window, this is in line with our interpretation of Monaco’s likely position in our previous report.
The latest development in the Lemar’s Monaco exit is that BAYERN MUNICH entered the race to signing Lemar, a situation that seriously threatened Arsenal’s interest but further development has reported by German tabloid Kicker has it that BAYERN MUNICH has now pulled out due to Monaco’s asking price.
This effectively leave Arsenal and Liverpool in the race to signing Lemar.
Considering that Monaco is not likely to sell in January as confirmed by the club’s vice-president, Arsenal’s qualification for next year Champions league will go a long way to bring Lemar to the Emirate instead of Anfield.
NO TAKERS FOR OZIL:
Ozil’s Arsenal time is drawing to a close, but perhaps not the way neither the club nor the player wants it.
The mercurial midfielder is in the last season of his current contract, he has not sign a new one even though the club reportedly offered him new contract worth between £250-£275k per week.
The manager is now resolved to selling him in January to recoup some money rather than allow him draw his contract down making the club lose out entirely.
This meant Arsenal is actively seeking a buyer for him in January, but rather surprisingly for an acclaimed international, clubs are not scampering for his signature, rather only one club Inter Milan has shown keen interest in Ozil.
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Inter Milan Chairman is also on record saying the club is weary of paying for Ozil in January, when they can get him for free in July.
Mesut Ozil may then run down his contract and walk for free in July mainly because there are no takers rather than the player insisting on staying to finish his contract.
Meanwhile, ARSENAL Legend ROBERT PIRES Provided insight into Ozil’s mentality:
Arsenal Legend, French man Robert Pires said Arsenal is not getting the best out of Ozil because he is not given the right condition to thrive.
“Ozil is a warrior who wants to win something, and currently he makes the impression that he’s annoyed Arsenal have not assembled a squad which can win something. They only spent money on Alexandre Lacazatte, that’s not enough to compete for the top spot”
Not every Arsenal’s fan will agree with the assessment that Ozil is a warrior, in fact, most will probably argue opposite is the case, but overall, Pires will find a lot of fans agree that Arsenal spending on quality players has been poor.
Former Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny aimed a dig at Arsenal:
The Juventus goalkeeper who was at Arsenal between 2009-2017, with a loan in 2010 to Brentford and to Roma for the last 2 years of his Arsenal contract before moving permanently away from the Emirate has made an astonishing claim about his career at Arsenal.
Arsenal and in particular Arsene Wenger are known for developing and improving players, but Szczesny claim that he did not learn anything technical from Arsene Wenger is indeed a bombshell.
“Honestly, I couldn’t say from a technical standpoint that I improved in any way from when I became first choice at Arsenal until the day I left for Roma.
However, in the two-and-a-half years since I came to Italy I’ve improved massively, which is thanks to the coaches and the way they work.
“It’s not about improving when you play, it’s every day in training you have to work on every aspect of your game and that’s something I’ve really enjoyed.
I think in general, the coaches in Italy are much more tactical, that’s just how the league works.”
Szczesny made 132 appearances for Arsenal and 70 for Roma, while he was credited for some serious calamitous goalkeeping during his time at Arsenal, he was also acknowledged to be a decent goalie and fans favorite.