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Arsene Wenger faces a tough task to lure the 21-year-old Thomas Lemar away from Monaco as Barcelona have joined the race for the star winger.
The Gunners were believed to be the favourites to sign the exciting 21-year-old talent – but now Barca have waded in.
Thomas Lemar feels flattered to have caught the attention of Arsenal, but has no intention of forcing a move away from Monaco as he is happy with life at his current club, a source close to the France international has stressed.
Arsene Wenger is keen to lure the 21-year-old to Emirates Stadium as he looks to add to his options up front and tabled a €35 million (£30.7m) offer for Lemar earlier this week.
Wenger had made the French international one of his top targets this summer as he looks to rebuild is faltering squad.