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Arsenal are preparing to step up its interest in AS Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar, according to The Daily Cannon.
The French international was one of Monaco’s finest performers last season, helping his team win the French league title for the first time in 21 years.
The playmaker who scored 14 goals and 13 assists last term is reportedly open to a move to the Premier League, with Wenger keen on his services.
Wenger sees Lemar as a perfect replacement for Alexis Sanchez who is pushing for a move away from the Emirates.
Unsurprisingly, Monaco want to keep hold of its best players, including Lemar.
The 21 year old midfielder’s quality and versatility will be a great asset to any team, including Arsenal’s.
However Arsenal will have a lot to do to convince Lemar to move to the Emirates as our absence in next season’s Champions League is expected to weigh into his mind when making his decision.
The playmaker still has three years left in his contract and it will also take a huge bid to convince Monaco into selling one of their prized asset.
Wenger appears ready to spend big on quality players this summer, with the boss keen on a marquee signing before the start of next season. Hence spending big on Lemar wouldn’t be a problem if Monaco indicate their willingness to sell.