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15:36  17 july  2017
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Mahrez unhappy with Arsenal pursuit of Lemar

  Mahrez unhappy with Arsenal pursuit of Lemar According to The Mirror, Riyad Mahrez is frustrated by Arsenal’s pursuit of Monaco winger Thomas Lemar. Mahrez is keen on a move to Arsenal and is annoyed by the club’s decision to go for Lemar after Leicester put a £50m on his head. Mahrez has handed in a transfer request and is looking to leave Leicester this summer, which could aid Arsenal in their negotiations. The winger was due back to training today, with his future still up in the air. However, Leicester’s £50m asking price for Mahrez has prompted Arsenal to submit an offer for Monaco winger Lemar, thought to be around €45m. Arsenal completed the club-record signing of Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon on Wednesday, signalling their intent for the upcoming season. They are now looking for an addition to their wide areas with Thomas Lemar and Mahrez the top two choices. Arsenal have completed two signings so far this summer; Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac.

Like Pires , Lemar is more of a luxury player and may need to take time to adapt to the physical side of the It does seem surprising that Arsenal seem the only contenders for Lemar at this moment in time, though Elsewhere, both full- backs Benjamin Mendy and Djibril Sidibe are being linked with City

Robert Pires , not for the first time, has backed Arsenal ’s pursuit of Kylian Mbappe, saying that the money English clubs have makes anything possible. If we signed Mbappe+ Lemar +Dembele Stan would have a heart attack…

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Monaco's Thomas Lemar is one of the best players in France and has the "right profile" to play for Arsenal, according to Robert Pires.

The Gunners have already had several offers for the 21-year-old turned down this summer, but Sky sources say Arsene Wenger still hopes to strike a deal to bring him to the Emirates Stadium.

Lemar helped Monaco to the Ligue 1 title last season, scoring nine goals and claiming 10 assists, and former Arsenal and France winger Pires believes his countryman would be an excellent addition.

"I love him as a player," Pires told Sky Sports. "For me, Thomas Lemar is one of the best French players there is. He can play on the left, he can play on the right, he can score goals and he can make assists."

Wenger open to more signings amid Lemar reports

  Wenger open to more signings amid Lemar reports "He's a player that we have looked at." Thomas Lemar may be an option for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is open to making further signings as he admitted to keeping an eye on Monaco star Thomas Lemar.

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Arsenal is set to return with a third bid for Monaco winger Thomas Lemar , reports suggests. The Gunners have seen bids of £30m and £40m rejected by the

Arsenal have already signed Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon in a deal that could rise to £52m, but Wenger is eyeing more attacking reinforcements as speculation surrounding Alexis Sanchez's future continues.

The Gunners boss says he has given up on signing Kylian Mbappe, but Pires feels he would be wise to continue his pursuit of Lemar as he aims to turn the Gunners into genuine title contenders next season.

"Lemar is the kind of player who can make a difference," said the former Invincible. "He has the right profile to play for Arsenal, definitely. I hope for him and for Arsenal that it happens."

Sanchez, meanwhile, says he wants to play in the Champions League but insists his future depends on Arsenal. Wenger is reluctant to sell him to Manchester City despite him entering the final year of his contract.

Arsenal losing hope in Lemar chase .
Arsenal are clearly keen to land AS Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar this summer, but reliable BBC Sport journalist David Ornstein believes that the club are growing increasingly less optimistic over their chances of a move. Twitter: Arsenal growing less optimistic of signing Lemar. Still trying but other Monaco exits reduce chances. Intention remains to keep Sanchez #AFC (@bbcsport_david) The Gunners have reportedly lodged two offers already for the France international, both worth upwards of £30m, but the Ligue 1 champions are digging their heels in. They are keen to retain their key players this summer and off the back of the sales of Tiemoue Bakayoko and Bernardo Silva, are ready to shut up shop. Arsene Wenger is a known admirer of Lemar, but with Monaco ready to refuse all offers for the wide man, he may have to move on to other targets. Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez has often been cited as a backup option, should Arsenal fail to land Lemar.

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