Thomas Lemar edges nearer to Arsenal switch as Atletico winger is neglected of Leganes draw

THOMAS LEMAR was neglected of the Atletico Madrid squad as his facet drew with Leganes on Sunday.

Diego Simeone’s facet did not win for the fourth sport in a row as they have been held to a goalless stalemate on the Wanda Metropolitano.

Thomas Lemar was neglected of the Atletico Madrid squad for the 0-Zero draw with Leganes together with his future doubtful
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However the absence of Lemar raises additional doubts over his future on the membership with Arsenal reportedly eager to make a transfer.

The winger, 24, signed for Atletico for £62million in 2018 – in the identical summer season that he gained the World Cup with France.

However simply 18 months later, he has been frozen out by Simeone.

Lemar has not featured because the 2-1 win over Actual Betis on December 22 after struggling a hamstring harm.

However his membership mentioned he missed coaching on Saturday by means of gastroenteritis and insisted he was not dominated out of the match with Leganes – but he didn’t make the matchday squad.

Boss Simone mentioned earlier in January: “The details communicate for themselves, higher than phrases. It’s sure that he has not been capable of present all his qualities.

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“Every time that he has been out there, I’ve tried to play him. I’ve all the time been passionate about his qualities as a participant.

“He has not met the expectations set for him, however we have now all the time had the identical expectations. In the present day, who’s to know if he’ll keep or not. His representatives are working arduous. The golf equipment function on what they want.”

It means Lemar’s time with Atletico seems to be up – particularly with the membership desperately needing to chop their wage invoice to fulfill the LaLiga wage cap.

The switch window closes on Friday evening and subsequently if Arsenal have been to make a transfer, they must be fast about it.

Based on Marca, all roads result in Arsenal for Lemar as he seems to get his profession again on monitor – he has failed to attain a single purpose to this point this season.

However French outlet RMC Sport imagine contact has been made between the 2 golf equipment however a deal shouldn’t be even shut.

Arsenal are regarded as on the verge of finishing their first signing of the window.

Defender Pablo Mari landed in London on Saturday forward of a medical and transfer from Flamengo.

The Spanish centre-back was on the books at Manchester Metropolis throughout Mikel Arteta’s time underneath Pep Guardiola, however spent all three seasons out on mortgage.

Arteta, although, revealed Arsenal are hoping to strengthen in different areas in addition to in defence.

He mentioned: “We’ve been totally different positions. Since I joined we misplaced Calum and we had different circumstances and accidents in these positions. So it’s true on the again we’re quick.

“However different positions as effectively relying on what occurs available in the market that we would have to assess. For the time being I’m 50-50.”