Ever since Arsenal announced the early summer transfer of the Bosnian international Sead Kolasinac from Schalke, the Arsenal fans have been eagerly awaiting the next piece in Arsene Wenger’s jigsaw puzzle for next season, but apart from a massive number of Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with almost every striker on the planet and players in every other position besides, we are still waiting.
That wait may not go on much longer though, as reports suggest that the Gunners are close to completing two signings which I think most Arsenal fans will be more than happy to see. The two players in question are Riyad Mahrez and Thomas Lemar and if they do come to Arsenal it would offer us plenty of goal threat and creativity on both sides of our attack.
Lemar is the 21-year old left sided player from AS Monaco who provided 17 assists as well as 14 goals for his club last season to help them to the French title and those numbers are almost as good as those of Mahrez for Leicester in their EPL title winning campaign.
Metro is reporting that Arsenal are confident of capturing the Monaco youngster for around £30 million and could announce it next week, while The Mirror and others are saying that the Algerian international is ready to sign a four year contract after giving up on a transfer to Spain’s La Liga with FC Barcelona.
How good would this double transfer be for Arsenal?