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Soccer transfer rumors: Thomas Lemar - Arsenal in works

With Alexis Sanchez heading out, Arsenal looks to replenish its talent with the Monaco man.
Arsenal are pursuing French midfielder Thomas Lemar on Deadline Day. (Photo: Getty Images)

It looks like Arsenal has lost two major names in the span of two days. After Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain moved to Liverpool, Alexis Sanchez looks set to join Manchester City just hours before the transfer window closes. 

That leaves Arsenal scrambling to replenish its talent up front and it looks as though they have a new target. 

Sky Sports reported on Thursday morning that the Gunners have made a $118 million bid for Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar, who is just 21 years old and coming off a stellar 2016-17 campaign. 

In his first real stint as a regular within the Monaco side, Lemar recorded 12 goals and 14 assists in all competitions:

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Monaco is facing a deadline day in which its roster takes an enormous blow. 

French giants Paris Saint-Germain have been keen on signing their young star striker Kylian Mbappe, who has already broken into the French national team. 

Losing Lemar, who will be playing for the French national team tonight, on the very same day would severely damage their hopes of repeating as Ligue 1 champions. 

For Arsenal, it would be a major consolation prize for a club that lost a sizable amount of talent over the past two days. It would also continue building Arsene Wenger's French connection within the club that already includes Olivier Giroud, Alexandre Lacazette, Mathieu Debuchy and Laurent Koscielny. 

 
 
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