Arsenal agree deal in principle to sign top 21-year-old attacker – report

Arsenal have agreed a deal in principle to sign Thomas Lemar, according to reports in England

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger Photo: The Sport Review

Arsenal have agreed a deal in principle to sign Thomas Lemar from Monaco in January, according to reports in England.

The Star on Sunday is reporting that the north London club have reached an agreement with the Ligue 1 side to sign the forward when the January transfer window opens.

The same article states that Arsenal are prepared to offer the promising France international a five-year contract worth in the region of £250,000 a week.

The Gunners had reached a club-record £92m fee with AS Monaco on transfer deadline day last month but Lemar turned down the chance to move to the north London side in favour of a potential switch to Liverpool.

As a result, some Gunners fans may be surprised to learn that the 21-year-old attacker is ready to move to the north London club despite rejecting Arsenal last month.

Lemar scored eight goals and made nine assists during Monaco’s title-winning campaign but was overshadowed by the performance of France teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe.

Arsenal finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last season to miss out on a place in the Champions League for the first time under Arsene Wenger.

The Gunners won the FA Cup thanks to a 2-1 win against Chelsea last term.

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