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Why Arsenal Should Go All Out To Sign This Prolific French Attacker With 14 Goals And 17 Assists In 55 Appearances

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Thomas Lemar
Thomas Lemar

Arsenal Should Go All Out To Sign Monaco’s Thomas Lemar – Here Is Why

Arsenal have a long list of players they almost ended up signing but then the move fell through at the last minute due to certain unavoidable circumstances. Their summer business saw them land Sead Kolasinac on a free transfer and Alexandre Lacazette – but it also saw them miss out on securing a deal for Thomas Lemar. Lemar looked increasingly likely to complete the switch.

Unfortunately for the club, the move did not go through. The upcoming January window will certainly present the Gunners with another chance to land the prolific Frenchman, and it is one move that they should make at all costs.

After all, Thomas Lemar has enjoyed a sensational rise to prominence over the last one year, having been a pivotal figure in AS Monaco’s shock Ligue 1 triumph in the 2016-17 season. He established himself as a consistent performer and a mainstay in the attack, while grabbing 14 goals and 17 assists in 55 appearances across all competitions in the previous campaign.

In fact, he has kicked off the current season on a strong note as well, providing 2 assists in 5 outings. His exploits have helped him become a highly sought-after player in the transfer market, with some of the biggest clubs in the world registering an interest in him in recent months – which could make it a bit dicey for Arsenal to land his signature.

With added competition though, it is becoming concerning that the Gunners missed their chance in the summer. Having said that, all is not lost yet and Arsene Wenger still has a good chance to sign Lemar.

The manager will have to move fast, however. Wenger registered an interest in Lemar amid strong speculation that Alexis Sanchez would leave the club. While he stayed in the summer, he is likely to leave north London either in January or in the summer when his contract expires. Sanchez’s departure could leave Arsene Wenger with inconsistent options in Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck, along with Alex Iwobi as the only recognised options in the attack. Clearly, that will not be enough to salvage Arsenal’s performances so far.

Without Sanchez, Arsenal will be in a very precarious position. Moreover, Wenger cannot afford to spark the ire of the fans once more, especially since majority of the supporters appeared disgruntled after his contract extension. Thus, it is imperative for the Arsenal boss to revive his interest in Lemar and preferably sign him in the January window itself.