If you believe the Arsenal transfer rumours that we have been faced with so far this summer then Arsene Wenger may already have three bids of increasing value for the France international star Thomas Lemar turned down by his current club AS Monaco, with the latest thought to be in excess of £40 million.
The Daily Star is reporting that the French Ligue 1 club are reluctant to seel because they have already lost a few of their key players from last season but Arsene Wenger has suggested that the deal might still be done towards the end of the summer transfer window.
But that would mean that Arsenal would have to do without the new recruit at the potentially vital tough start to the Premier League season, so I wonder if it might be a better idea for Wenger to give up on Lemar and go for the attacking star of Leicester City instead, especially if The Mirror’s report about the Gunners being the preferred option of Riyad Mahrez is true.
A bid of the same sort of value as Lemar should be plenty to persuade the Foxes to sell the Algerian and he could be brought in and be up to speed for when the league starts in a few weeks. What would you do Gooners? Stick or twist?