According to reports in The Mirror, Arsenal face competition from Premier League rivals Liverpool and Manchester City, as well as Barcelona, in the race to sign £50m-rated Monaco star Thomas Lemar.
The Mirror says that the Gunners have already had three bids rejected for the impressive 21-year-old, with the Ligue 1 champions holding out for £50m.
The Reds and the Citizens are now keen on the France international, according to The Mirror, while Barca have plenty of money to spend after getting £190m as part of the deal that took Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain.
Wenger may be forced to pay the asking price in order to see off the interest from the La Liga giants, in order to land one of his top summer targets.
Arsenal supporters were quick to have their say on the rumour via social media, and they have urged the club to get the deal done in order to ensure that they don’t lose out on the versatile attacker.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
— Sahil Adhikari (@Sahil_Adhikaari) August 6, 2017
If we do get Lemar in at AFC we will be awesome this could be a great coup to keeping Sanchez lets hope so #AFC
— barry wickings (@bazza_wicks) August 6, 2017
— Gordon Taylor (@Gordaz1981) August 6, 2017
Wonder if all these stories about new clubs chasing Lemar, is ASM trying to get #AFC to get this deal done. They want Lemars future resolved
— nicolaj_afc (@nicogoon3r) August 6, 2017
— edward penry (@penry77) August 5, 2017
It's now time to fast track the signing of Thomas Lemar. @Arsenal
— Coach Udofia Ukpong™ (@Krespo11) August 6, 2017
We still need Thomas Lemar, really want him.
Arsenal payed for what was wanted of Lacazette, shouldn't hesitation to do the same with TM!
— Alexandre 👌🏽 (@LacaBosss) August 6, 2017