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Lemar 'very happy' as Liverpool and Arsenal fail to land Monaco midfielder

The France international was the subject of a £90 million bid, but is more than content to be returning to the principality club.

THOMAS LEMAR REAFFIRMED his commitment to French champions Monaco after a move to Arsenal failed to materialise.

Premier League outfit Arsenal reportedly made a bid upwards of £90 million for Lemar but the transfer was called off on Thursday’s deadline day.

Amid the transfer chaos, Lemar – also a target for Liverpool according to reports – scored a stunning goal in France’s 4-0 rout of 10-man Netherlands in World Cup qualifying.

And the 21-year-old is glad to be returning to Stade Louis II after the international break.

“I am a player of Monaco, I am very happy there,” Lemar told Canal+.

“Now I’m going to make a good season with my club, to try to progress and move forward in my career with Monaco.

“I prepared for this game as usual. I do not lose my head, even if there are rumours. I was focused on my game, that’s all that mattered to me.”

Lemar and Monaco – who lost Kylian Mbappe, Bernardo Silva, Benjamin Mendy and Tiemoue Bakayoko during the transfer window – have made a flawless start to their title defence in Ligue 1, winning four successive matches to open the season.

‘At times he can do a few rash things…I was like that myself when I was playing’

‘At the time I was kind of in a happy bubble. Then I got brought down to earth fairly quick’

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