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Arsenal boss Wenger admits Lemar deal was close

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits he was close to signing Monaco star Thomas Lemar.

The Mirror says the Gunners opened secret negotiations with the French club in a bid to bring Lemar to the Premier League.

Wenger told the club's executive box holders at an exclusive Q&A that time ran out on a deal for the 22-year-old.

Instead, Wenger's intentions were focused on securing the services of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on deadline day.

The Gabon international completed a £55million move from Borussia Dortmund.

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