By 90Min
October 28, 2017

Former Arsenal and France winger Robert Pires believes that AS Monaco and long-term Arsenal target Thomas Lemar is not worth the reported transfer fee that his current club have placed on him.

Lemar was part of a projected transfer tug-of-war between the Premier League duo Arsenal and Liverpool this summer, with Arsenal reportedly offering in excess of £90m for his services on the final day of the window. Monaco however rejected the offer and retained the services of the French international.

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In an interview with media outlet Bwin, Pires was unsure whether Arsenal would go back in for Lemar, although believes the asking price is far too much.

Pires said: 'I don't know (if Arsenal will sign Lemar in January). 

'Arsene tried to buy Lemar, and tried very hard, but I don't think the move will happen now. I don't think he's worth £90m, it's too much, the market is crazy. What would Zidane and Ronaldinho be worth now!'

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Lemar really made a name for himself last season, as a key part of Leonardo Jardim's young Monaco side that won Ligue 1, as well as reaching the semi-final of the Champions League. 

He has since gone on to make six appearances for the France national side since his debut in late 2016, scoring a brace in a recent FIFA World Cup Qualifier against the Netherlands. 

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