As Europe’s big boys circle Monaco, Arsenal are trying to maintain their relevance at football’s top table, with humourous links to Kylian Mbappe – those rumours have died down now, though, as the Gunners have seemingly sold enough season tickets; no need to keep up the ‘we are signing football’s most wanted talent, so make sure you get your season ticket’ charade, anymore.
The Thomas Lemar links make more sense; the less appealing of Monaco’s holy trinity of Mbappe and Manchester City new boy, Bernando Silva – but appealing nonetheless.
Arsenal appear to have a clear run at the winger, who bagged nine goals and 10 assists in Ligue 1 last season, with Tottenham Hotspur no longer pursuing the Frenchman due to his lack of interest in a move to the Lilywhites.
For once, Arsenal seem to have a clear run and a relatively exciting and high profile transfer. And even more refreshing for Gooners, Arsene Wenger is looking to get the deal done several weeks for the season starts and the transfer window closes.
So how could they go full Arsenal on this?
Offering £30million, that’s how.
In a transfer market where that wouldn’t even get you two Harry Maguires for £30million, Arsenal offer £30million for Champions League semi-finalist and French international.
Monaco have naturally rejected the offer, and, according to reports in France, are surprised at the low offer from the Gunners.
Talk of Arsenal returning with an improved bid seem accurate, with reports suggesting that Arsene Wenger has been seen polishing off his £1 coin.