Arsenal will need to make a huge offer if they want to land La Liga star

Arsenal will have to spend big money if they want to sign top quality midfielder.

Arsenal’s bid to strengthen their squad next month may need significant investment if they want to add Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Lemar to their squad.

The Gunners have been struggling this season but the appointment of Mikel Arteta as their manager has brought some positive changes in fortune.

However, they have a need for new players and Mirror Sports claims that Mikel Arteta is looking to sign a new winger.

Arteta is seemingly unconvinced about Nicolas Pepe and the former Arsenal midfielder is reportedly keen to get Thomas Lemar.

The report further claims that Lemar has struggled in Spain this season, but Arteta apparently believes that he can help the former AS Monaco man get back to form. However, it would take a huge transfer fee for Atletico to consider selling Lemar.

Lemar has a deal at the Estadio Metropolitana until the summer of 2023. He may have struggled in most of the 15 La Liga games he has played this season, but Atletico is not ready to sell him on a cheap.

While no amount has been placed on him, Atletico would hope to recoup a significant part of the £52.7 million they paid to sign him from Monaco.

14 Comments

  1. gotanidea says:

    It would be a mistake to make Lemar replace Pepe. Pepe is faster, taller and trickier, despite being one-legged and hasn’t adapted well to EPL yet

    Unless Arteta plans to replace Xhaka or Ozil with Lemar. Lemar looks better in the center on his YouTube highlights

    If Arteta wants to find another RW, Adama Traore could be a better option. He is a La Masia graduate like Arteta, strong, tricky, very quick, has years of EPL experience and speaks English/ Spanish fluently

    1. Thomo says:

      Who says he wants to leave 15 league games so far isn’t too bad especially if you have a big squad and are playing in Europe,and just because Wenger wanted him a few years ago doesn’t mean arteta wants him

  2. Reggie says:

    We dont need him, unless we plan on selling someone to fund it.

    1. Vic says:

      Even if we sell,we don’t need him…what we need are defenders….

  3. ThirdManJW says:

    If Arsenal buy yet another attacker, or a playmaker, I think I’ll lose it! The priority for next month, and the summer, has to be a completely new defence, and another DM. Even LB as well. For as decent as Tierney looks, he’ll need replacing soon if his injury problems continue. I don’t want us waiting around for years on end, hoping for him to be fit, like what happened under Wenger, with so many players.

    1. Innit says:

      We need a playmaker. We don’t have a good enough one and not scoring enough.

      I agree we Def need a new defence but we need a creative player in midfield too

  4. Le Coq Monster says:

    Can he play as a central defender?

    1. Jo-Gunz says:

      That is the question. I am loving this @Le Coq Monster

    2. Roachie says:

      Lol hope so!!

  5. Break-on-through says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing who we’ll be targeting. The board must listen to Arteta and not ask for too many alternate options.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Chambers was partnering Saliba next season, he looks very enthused and energetic, good strength, height and takes long strides, he gets there quickly and steps in front of the player trying to receive the ball, he’s a good reader of the game and has shown an all round improvement ..again. He’s making strides for a starting place but fans sometimes prefer to look elsewhere.

  6. SAGooner says:

    Arsenal battling this, Arsenal on verge of…., Arsenal competing for signature of…., Arsenal interested in superstar from… All I can say is BIG DEAL. All we are doung is repeating rumours that have little substance. Is this really interesting? I find it boring, to be honest.

  7. Durand says:

    Ahh yes, another light weight attacking midfielder. Exactly what we need to turn things around.

    1. Durand says:

      Waiting for rumors of Arsenal going dumpster diving in MLS for loan deals.

      I personally love the rumors of Arsenal window shopping in Championship for striker replacements for Auba and Laca.

      Or 32 yr old Series A player, that should win the fans back!

      Maybe Don Raul can get another injury prone spanish midfielder on loan; because he knows better than Sven.

      Gotta love Don Raul, Barcelona basically runs on cruise control but he knows more about talent than Sven, who found gems for Dortmund.

      Raul almost making me miss Gazidis, almost.

      1. Jim will fix it says:

        Don Raul just wants the money in his pocket and fund his network of agents in return for mediocracy! Arsenal penny pinch but in reality those high up are overpaid and under qualified! Marc Overmars and Sven Minislat should have been Sporting and Technical Directors and had Bergkamp in as a coach instead of Ljunberg!

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