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Mario Lemina’s agent has ruled out the possibility of his client moving to the Emirates in the January transfer window.
Arsenal have watched the Congolese midfielder on several occasions this season with reports claiming we were preparing a January bid.
We reportedly had a €16m bid rejected in the summer transfer window but that didn’t deter us and we kept on watching the midfielder’s performances.
A January bid is said to be in the offing but the player’s agent Yvan Lee Mee ended our hopes by claiming his client would not be leaving the Old Ladies anytime soon.
He told Sport Witness : “Mario is continuing with Juventus, and his good performances make him an indisputable starter at the moment.”
Lemina has featured in six of Juventus’ seven games this season and has been impressive. The sale of Paul Pogba and injury to Marchisio gave him the chance to stake a claim in the first team and he has done absolutely well.
The midfielder is one of the numerous players that we have been following for a Long time. We have been linked with the player since his time at Marseille and his agent’s declaration will be a big blow to us.
This means we will have to turn else where if we do really need a midfielder but I think it is a case of trying to sign a player that we love rather than one that we need. We have enough numbers in midfield at the moment and there is no need to be desperate