Arsenal have reportedly ended their long-running interest in Thomas Lemar – and reaction to the news has been mixed on social media.
Lemar has been linked with a move to north London all summer and at one point he looked certain to swap Ligue 1 for the Premier League, but Monaco have held firm in their refusal to sell having already lost Tiemoue Bakayoko, Bernardo Silva and Benjamin Mendy this summer.
The Gunners reportedly had a third, £45 million bid for the Frenchman rejected earlier in the transfer window and have decided, according to the Daily Mail, that Monaco will not sell the 21-year-old this summer.
The reaction on social media has been interesting, some have been left angry while others believe that there are more pressing issues to be resolved anyway – such as in central midfield.
Here’s a selection of what’s been said on Twitter.