Thomas Lemar edges closer to Arsenal transfer as Atletico winger is left out of Leganes draw – The Sun

THOMAS LEMAR was left out of the Atletico Madrid squad as his side drew with Leganes on Sunday.

Diego Simeone's side failed to win for the fourth game in a row as they were held to a goalless stalemate at the Wanda Metropolitano.

But the absence of Lemar raises further doubts over his future at the club with Arsenal reportedly keen to make a move.

The winger, 24, signed for Atletico for £62million in 2018 – in the same summer that he won the World Cup with France.

But just 18 months later, he has been frozen out by Simeone.

Lemar has not featured since the 2-1 win over Real Betis on December 22 after suffering a hamstring injury.

But his club said he missed training on Saturday through gastroenteritis and insisted he was not ruled out of the match with Leganes – yet he did not make the matchday squad.

Boss Simone said earlier in January: "The facts speak for themselves, better than words. It is certain that he has not been able to show all his qualities.

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