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Thomas Lemar: Why I rejected Arsenal

Thomas Lemar reportedly rejected a move to Arsenal in 2017.

The Athletic claims Monaco accepted a bid from the Gunners for their French winger.

But Lemar turned them down because “things moved too fast” and he “preferred the faint prospect of joining Liverpool.”

Monaco had just won Ligue 1 and sold a number of players that summer including Kylian Mbappe, Bernardo Silva and Tiemoue Bakayoko.

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Lemar stayed for one more season and ended up joining Atletico Madrid in 2018.