Arsenal ‘increasingly confident’ of making 21-year-old third summer signing – report

Arsenal are prepared to offer Thomas Lemar £100,000 a week to make the AS Monaco star their third summer signing, according to reports

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger Photo: The Sport Review

Arsenal are “increasingly confident” of making AS Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar their third summer signing, according to reports in the English media.

The Daily Mirror is reporting that the Gunners are prepared to offer the 21-year-old attacking midfielder a contract worth £100,000 a week in order to convince Lemar to move to the Emirates Stadium this summer.

The same article states that Arsenal have already failed with two bids for the France international but the north London side haven’t been deterred in their bid to sign Lemar.

According to the article’s author John Cross, Arsenal would be willing to stump up a transfer fee in the region of £45m for Lemar, which would make the attacking midfielder their second most-expensive signing of all-time.

Arsenal signed Bosnian defender Sead Kolasinac in a free transfer from Bundesliga outfit Schalke 04 earlier this month.

The Gunners added France striker Alexandre Lacazette in a club-record £52m deal from Ligue 1 side Lyon last week.

The north London side finished the 2016-17 Premier League campaign in fifth place but Arsenal managed to get their hands on the FA Cup after a 2-1 win against English champions Chelsea.

MORE: Latest Arsenal news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand praises Chelsea FC star who has turned into ‘an animal’
Thomas Partey
Gilberto Silva: What I really think about Thomas Partey at Arsenal
Mason Mount
Thomas Tuchel provides injury update on Chelsea FC star Mason Mount ahead of Juventus trip
Ian Wright
Ian Wright admits his delight over Martin Odegaard's performances for Arsenal
Thierry Henry
Thierry Henry singles out two Arsenal stars after 3-1 win over Tottenham
Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand praises Chelsea FC star who has turned into ‘an animal’
Thomas Partey
Gilberto Silva: What I really think about Thomas Partey at Arsenal
Mason Mount
Thomas Tuchel provides injury update on Chelsea FC star Mason Mount ahead of Juventus trip
Ian Wright
Ian Wright admits his delight over Martin Odegaard's performances for Arsenal
Thierry Henry
Thierry Henry singles out two Arsenal stars after 3-1 win over Tottenham
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature