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26 August 2017

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has not given up on signing Virgil van Dijk and Thomas Lemar

ARSENAL have not given up hope of signing Thomas Lemar and Virgil van Dijk – although it might not be until next season they finally complete a move.

Reports are claiming that the Gunners are still interested in the duo, despite knowing that their lnot likely to be anymore arrivals at the Emirates this month.

Arsene Wenger has not given up on signing Thomas Lemar and Virgil van Dijk
Arsene Wenger has not given up on signing Thomas Lemar and Virgil van Dijk
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Arsenal have been chasing Lemar all summer
Arsenal have been chasing Lemar all summer
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The Telegraph claim that Arsene Wenger’s outfit have made the duo their top targets.

However, they are willing to bide their time until they attempt to bring them to North London.

Wenger has already admitted that a swoop for Monaco winger Lemar is “dead” within this transfer window.

The French side are determined to keep hold of the attacker, but the Premier League giants believe they can complete a deal next summer.

Meanwhile, Wenger is keen on Southampton’s wantaway defender Van Dijk.

Chelsea and Liverpool are also interested in the former Celtic ace.

And the Gunners want Saints defender Virgil van Dijk to help shore up their defence
And the Gunners want Saints defender Virgil van Dijk to help shore up their defence
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But Wenger is prepared to bide his time to sign former Celtic star Van Dijk
But Wenger is prepared to bide his time to sign former Celtic star Van Dijk
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But with Gabriel set to join Valencia and Inter Milan chasing Shkodran Mustafi, Arsenal could find themselves short at the back.

The Merseyside outfit are favourites for Van Dijk and believe they can get a deal done for him before the end of the month.

But Wenger is willing to wait for the Dutch international and could launch a move for him in January.

Arsene Wenger is still trying to bolster his Gunners squad
Arsene Wenger is still trying to bolster his Gunners squad
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The Gunners have yet to make a bid for Southampton ace Virgil van Dijk
The Gunners have yet to make a bid for Southampton ace Virgil van Dijk
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Inter Milan are chasing Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi
Inter Milan are chasing Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi
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Arsenal face a blockbuster clash at Liverpool this weekend.

Wenger takes his side to Anfield tomorrow afternoon, and he is boosted by the return of talisman Alexis Sanchez.

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