Top 21-year-old wants to sign for Arsenal before transfer deadline – report

Thomas Lemar is still hoping to sign for Arsenal before the transfer deadline at the end of this month, according to reports

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Thomas Lemar has his heart set on a transfer to Arsenal before the close of the summer window, according to reports in France.

French newspaper L’Equipe, as quoted by Metro, is claiming that the 21-year-old still harbours hopes of signing for the Gunners from Monaco this summer.

The same article states that Lemar is desperate for a move to The Emirates this summer and a transfer is not yet off the table because Monaco are still eying a potential replacement for the France international.

The story says that Monaco are in talks with Rachid Ghezzal, who is available on a free transfer after being released by Lyon at the end of the last campaign.

Lemar has been heavily linked with a move to The Emirates all summer as Arsene Wenger looks to bolster his attacking options ahead of next season.

Arsenal have brought in only two new players so far this summer, after having concluded deals to land Sead Kolasinac and Alexandre Lacazette.

The north London side are currently preparing to take on Chelsea in the Community Shield at Wembley as they look to get their season off to a winning start.

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