There are hundreds of Arsenal transfer rumours lately saying that a deal is going to be announced in the next week for the French international Thomas Lemar. The Monaco youngster was amazing for his club last season with 14 goals and 17 assists in all competitions and he is only 21. It is no wonder that Didier Deschamps decided to put him in the full France national side and he has already earned 5 caps.
He is left footed and has played all over the midfield, but from his figures it seems that he may even be an upgrade on Mesut Ozil, who’s assist stats declined massively last season, despite having Alexis Sanchez on the receiving end of his passes instead of Olivier Giroud (most of the time!) Lemar has played mostly on the wing this season, but it looks like the Number Ten position would be perfect for him.
Most pundits, though, still believe that Ozil will sign an extension with Arsenal, and there is some speculation that Lemar would be replacing Oxlade-Chamberlain, who is also yet to sign a contract extension and is being heavily linked with a move to Liverpool. Wenger has stated that it would be a ‘disaster’ for Arsenal if the Ox left, but surely the Arsenal fans may not mind so much if Lemar was brought in as a replacement.
Watch his brilliance for Monaco last season and decide for yourself….