I for one am starting to get concerned about the Arsenal transfer pursuit of the highly rated young French international Thomas Lemar who is currently on the books of the Ligue 1 title holders AS Monaco. Going by all the Arsenal transfer rumours there have been it seems clear that Arsene Wenger is very keen to sign the 21-year old winger but it is just as clear that his club are reluctant to sell.
The Mirror’s John Cross who is on tour with the Gunners right now reckons that Wenger will have to break the club’s transfer record, just recently set when we signed Alexandre Lacazette, if he is to have any chance of Monaco selling. Even if we do offer above that there is no guarantee we will get him and that is not the only problem.
The clock is ticking for Arsenal as the new Premier League season draws closer and because of a tough early set of fixtures to face I think Wenger needs to have his team ready and raring to go as soon as possible. With the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mustafi, Bellerin, Holding and Chambers still on their summer holidays it puts even more onus on the new signings getting settled in good time.
So with the Lemar saga dragging on and another report in The Mirror revealing that Leicester City are looking ready to sell Riyad Mahrez, with the Algerian thought to be keen to join Arsenal, will Arsenal and Wenger give up on the young Frenchman and go for Mahrez instead?