As reported by The Telegraph, Arsenal are struggling in their attempts to get a deal done for Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar, but haven’t yet given up on landing his signature.
Lemar was a stand-out for Monaco last season, destroying Ligue 1 opposition from the left wing and forcing his way into the France national team.
With the signing of Alexandre Lacazette already complete, the Gunners have shown they are not afraid to splash the cash this summer and look destined to bid beyond the £45m that was reportedly rejected by Monaco.
With Alexis Sanchez’s situation at the club still not sorted out, Arsene Wenger could do with another creative attacking option on the left hand side and Lemar would appear to fit the bill.
Fans are certainly eager to get the deal over the line, with some even lamenting the fact the deal isn’t already done.
They took to Twitter to discuss their desire to sign the Frenchman…
If there's any justice in the world we'd be introducing Lemar ahead of the game at the emirates today but I suppose its not that easy #afc
— Kwikky's left foot (@fit_kwik_) July 29, 2017
Time to make a 4th bid for lemar. #AFC
— Sarcastic Gooner (@NakulSuresh10) July 29, 2017
we need to try secure lemar before rumours over another possible signing of seri start taking over. #afc
— Nacho Monreal🇪🇸 (@NachoMonreal18) July 28, 2017
— Luis Eduardo Omaña (@luiseduven) July 29, 2017
Hope we get in Lemar or Mahrez before the opening of the Premier League.
— Arsenal FC (@FFArsenal) July 29, 2017
I just hope Wenger gets lemar we really need a ball worker not all these straight running players #EmiratesCup2017
— Dec 13th (@saintofemirate) July 29, 2017
So desperate for Arsenal to sign another player ffs.
2 of Lemar/Mahrez & Seri would be incredible, all of them will be unbelievable!
— Alexandre 👌🏽 (@LacaBosss) July 29, 2017