Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted he’s ready to keep on spending in this summer’s transfer window amid links with Monaco winger Thomas Lemar.
The Gunners have made a strong start to the summer by bringing in Alexandre Lacazette for £52million and Sead Kolasinac on a free, but Wenger has suggested he’s not done yet.
French wide-man Lemar continues to be one of the main men linked with Arsenal at the moment, having shone for Monaco in their Ligue 1 title victory last season.
The 21-year-old contributed 14 goals and 14 assists to Leonardo Jardim’s side, who have struggled to hold on to stars such as Tiemoue Bakayoko and Bernardo Silva this summer, while Kylian Mbappe continues to be linked with Europe’s elite.
Although reports suggest Lemar would cost Arsenal as much as £80m, Wenger is open to the idea of bringing more players in amid rumours that a third bid for the player could be on the way.
‘There are two ways to strengthen the squad,’ he said. ‘The first is to analyse where we have not done so well and where we can improve together, and the other way is to bring in players from outside
‘We are still open to strengthening our team with players coming from outside.
‘We are very active on the transfer market and have already realised two incomings. We have to keep a balance as well, that you don’t destabilise the team too much by bringing in too many players.
‘But we are still active on the transfer market so let’s see what kind of opportunities we can find.’
Arsenal are also dealing with players who could be on their way out of the club, but Wenger issued a positive update on one of his side’s most pressing issues of all at the moment – the future of Alexis Sanchez.
Speaking earlier today, the French tactician insisted once again that the Chilean was absolutely not for sale this summer, saying: ‘The decision has been made and we will stick to that. The decision is not to sell.’