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Monaco winger Thomas Lemar is being monitored by both Arsenal and Tottenham after he impressed for the Ligue 1 champions last season.
Arsenal have been rocked in their transfer pursuit of Thomas Lemar after the Monaco star’s father urged his son to stay in France, reports say.
L’Equipe claim Arsenal’s interest has prompted Lemar’s father to intervene and suggest to his son a move may be detrimental to his World Cup hopes.
The 21-year-old was superb for last season scoring 14 goals and providing 17 assists from the left wing.
He guided Monaco in winning the Ligue 1 title ahead of Paris Saint-Germain who were tipped as the favourites.
Arsenal are expected to return with an improved bid for Lemar with the Arsene Wenger is confident he can convince Monaco to sell.