Lemar 'very happy' as Liverpool & Arsenal fail to land Monaco midfielder

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The France international was the subject of a £90 million bid, but is more than content to be returning to the principality club

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 £90 million for Lemar but the transfer was called off on Thursday's deadline day.

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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+.

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"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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