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Arsenal are preparing a summer move for AS Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar, according to The Daily Cannon.
The French international has been one of Monaco’s finest performers this season, helping his team close in of the French league title and the semi-final stage of the Uefa Champions League.
He has helped his team with 14 goals and 13 assists this season and his fine form seem to have caught the attention of Arsene Wenger.
Arsenal are keen to strengthen its squad this summer after a dismal 2016/2017 campaign which could see us miss out on a Champions League spot and Wenger sees Lemar as a quality addition to our squad.
Unsurprisingly, Monaco want to keep hold of its best players, including Lemar. The 21 year old midfielder has shown he has the ability to perform at the top level and also his ability to play any where behind the striker has placed him on the radar of top clubs, not just Arsenal.
These days quality versatile footballers attract the most interest and it isn’t surprising that top European clubs are interested in Lemar.
However Arsenal will have to tempt Monaco into selling French midfielder with a huge transfer bid as that seem like the only way we can get our man.
The French club has shown in the past that they have the ability to get maximum value for their star players, with the sale of Anthony Martial and James Rodriguez to Manchester United and Real Madrid respectively being prime examples. So we must be ready to spend big if we are serious about signing Lemar.