It’s been a pretty rough transfer deadline day for Arsenal’s long-suffering supporters.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has left the club for Liverpool and no new players have arrived at the time of writing, despite being linked with several big names including Julian Draxler.
Alexis Sanchez has stayed, but how much he be feeling after his move to Manchester City was called off? Imagine how motivated he’ll be when he returns after the international break.
They were also linked with Thomas Lemar and, according to reports, submitted a club-record £92 million offer for AS Monaco’s highly-rated midfielder.
Arsenal’s bid was accepted but the player reportedly decided against joining the Gunners for two reasons.
First, he preferred a move to Liverpool over Arsene Wenger’s side. And secondly, he wants to continue playing in the Champions League.
Despite a day of uncertainty, Lemar started for France in their 2018 World Cup qualifier against the Netherlands at the Stade de France in Paris this evening.
Lemar scores stunner v Netherlands
And to rub salt into the wounds of Arsenal fans, the 21-year-old scored a stunning goal against the Oranje.
Of course he did.
Check it out…
What a strike.
He then scored again
And then he scored his second goal of the night, nicking the ball off Alexandre Lacazette.
You couldn’t make it up.
Watch it here…
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