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Juventus star Mario Lemina has revealed that Arsenal have made enquiries about his availability to the Emirates Stadium this summer.
Lemina is set to hold talks with Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri over his future at the club, the midfielder has told RMC.
The 23-year-old has three years left on his contract in Turin, but will talk to Allegri before deciding whether or not to seek a fresh challenge.
“I think before preseason, we’ll have a discussion about that. We’re going to talk to each other. We’re going to see what they really want to do with me and what I want to do in terms of how much playing time I’ll get. We’re going to put everything on the table and speak about it calmly,” he said.
“I learn alongside these players every day. We really have a well-stocked midfield with great names like [Sami] Khedira, [Miralem] Pjanic, [Claudio Marchisio. I learn a lot, I gain a lot of experience. But it’s true that next year, I have to play a lot more to be able to make a name for myself like they have.”
Gazzetta dello Sport report that Mario Lemina has two offers from English clubs, believed to be Arsenal and Watford.
“On a personal level, it was a difficult season,” he said. “I wanted to play more. I’m young, so I need to play more to keep improving.”
“[Arsenal and Watford] Two interesting projects, but at the moment I’m only thinking of Juve. I want to talk with them and understand what they want from me. There’s no hurry.”
Arsenal could be looking at a central midfielder due to the long-term injury to Santi Cazorla and the uncertain futures of Jack Wilshere, Mohamed Elneny and Francis Coquelin.