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Arsène Wenger is determined to reinvigorate Arsenal’s attacking options as he struggles to retain his star player, Alexis Sánchez, who is wanted by Manchester City, among other clubs, and he has targeted Lemar as one possible solution.
Our previous report suggests Arsenal have tabled a formal bid of £30 million for Monaco star Thomas Lemar a bid higher than that of Atletico Madrid which they offered for the star winger last summer.
Now reports from the Guardian claims Monaco have rejected Arsenal offer with the Gunners likely to make a second bid for the France international, though the player himself does not want to leave the Stade Louis II.
The reports suggest Monaco have already sold Bernardo Silva to Manchester City – do not want too many of their star players to leave this summer.
And Tiemoue Bakayoko is on the verge of completing a £16million move to Chelsea while City are confident they can sign full-back Benjamin Mendy.
Lemar impressed last season, scoring 14 goals and providing 11 assists, as Monaco beat Paris Saint-Germain to the Ligue 1 title as well as reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League.
Arsenal would have to act fast as the Winger is a target of Tottenham.
Lemar is a talented midfielder capable of playing on either wing or as a No.10 and it’s believed he is been lined up as a permanent replacement for Jack Wilshere.