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 £90million 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.
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