Thomas Lemar to Arsenal; Monaco makes revelation over January move

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Chelsea will host Arsene Wenger’s side at Stamford Bridge this weekend for their next premier league game, and former Liverpool man Craig Bellamy believes the blues will ‘blow the gunners out of the water’ and could have the game won within just 30 minutes.

After losing their premier league opening game to Burnley at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea have recorded three straight wins that placed them on the third spot on the premier league table.

Antonio Conte will be leading his men into Sunday’s clash against their London rivals after thrashing Qarabag 6-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday.

On the other hand, Arsenal were able to bounce back to winning ways following their 4-0 defeat to Liverpool, by beating Bournemouth 3-0 last Saturday.

The Gunners will be playing FC Koln in the Europa League on Thursday and will have just two days to rest before making the short journey down to West London.

And former Liverpool midfielder Bellamy believes Antonio Conte’s side will have more than enough to convincingly win Arsenal.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Craig notes that if the Stamford Bridge club should go into the match with any intensity, they will blow the gunners ‘out of the water’.

He added that the clash could be over in the first half hour and he can’t see Arsenal winning the game.

“So what? We are not looking for records. Sales, they are the consequence of having a great season, the league title, a great manager and an excellent recruitment cell and scouting network.

“We don’t want records. We want to maintain a competitive team while respecting our economic model. And today, we’ve managed it.“My dream has always been to develop the model, in both an economic and sporting sense, as far as possible.”I’d said that a few years ago with Forbes magazine; I see that it is a possibility.” He said when asked why Lemar was not sold, according to L’Equipe.

Monaco had sold some of their key players like Bernado Silva, Benjamin Mendy, Kylian Mbappe and Tiemoue Bakayoko. If Arsenal had initially matched his valuation, they certainly would have sold him earlier in the window.

Liverpool were also interested but they may have to wait until next summer before lunching another move for him.

 

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