With Arsenal’s £31m bid for Monaco’s Thomas Lemar getting rejected, we look at 10 facts about the winger that Arsene Wenger wants so badly.

Arsenal have had a bid of £31m for Lemar reportedly rejected by Monaco. However, with the Gunners allegedly set make a second offer of £35m soon, we take a look at 10 things Gooners need to know about the star.

10. Age

MONACO – MAY 03: Thomas Lemar of Monaco during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final first leg match between AS Monaco v Juventus at Stade Louis II on May 3, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Lemar is just 21-years-old. His birthday is on 12 November 1995.

9. Position

Dortmund’s Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa (C) and Monaco’s French midfielder Thomas Lemar (R) vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League 1st leg quarter-final football match BVB Borussia Dortmund v Monaco in Dortmund, western Germany on April 12, 2017. (PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Lemar usually plays on the left wing and it an attack-minded midfielder.

Although the 21-year-old mainly stayed out left for Monaco last season, the year before he made the same amount of appearances (14) in the centre and four on the right wing.

He even made one appearance at left-back and one at right-back.

8. Heritage

France’s forward Thomas Lemar arrives in Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines on May 29, 2017 as part of the team’s preparation for the upcoming WC 2018 qualifiers match against Sweden on June 9, and friendly football match against Paraguay and England on June 2 and 13. (FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

Lemar was born on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe – a territory of France. Therefore, he’s a France international.

7. Past clubs

Nice’s midfielder Albert Rafetraniaina (L) vies for the ball with Caen’s French midfielder Thomas Lemar (R) during the French L1 football match between Caen (SM Caen) and Nice (OGC Nice) at Michel d’Ornano stadium in Caen, northwestern France, on December 6, 2014. (CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Lemar used to play for French club, Caen. However, he also played for Solidarité Scolaire in his youth.

Caen signed him in 2010, before Monaco snapped him up in 2015.

6. Debut game

Caen's French midfielder Thomas Lemar reacts during the French L1 football match between Nantes and Caen on April 5, 2015 at the Beaujoire stadium in Nantes, western France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD (Photo credit should read JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/Getty Images)
Caen’s French midfielder Thomas Lemar reacts during the French L1 football match between Nantes and Caen on April 5, 2015 at the Beaujoire stadium in Nantes, western France. (JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Lemar made his Ligue 2 debut in the opening game of the 2013/14 season on 2 August 2013 against Dijon FCO. Caen won 3-1.

He went on to make 35 appearances for Caen in total, scoring once and assisting six during his five years there.

5. International debut

France’s forward Thomas Lemar looks on during a training session in Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines on May 30, 2017. Team France prepares for the friendly football match against Paraguay to be held on June 2 and World Cup qualifier against Sweden on June 9. (FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

Lemar made his debut for France’s senior team on 15 November 2016 during a friendly match against Ivory Coast. He replaced Adrien Rabiot for the final 12 minutes. It ended 0-0.

He’s now featured five times for France.

4. Strong start

Monaco’s French midfielder Thomas Lemar (R) celebrate with teammates after scoring a goal during the French League Cup final football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Monaco (ASM) on April 1, 2017, at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium in Decines-Charpieu, near Lyon. (FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

During his first season at Monaco, Lemar made 34 appearances, scoring five goals and assisting the same amount.

3. Champions League

Monaco’s French midfielder Thomas Lemar celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League group E football match AS Monaco and Tottenham Hotspur FC at the Louis II stadium in Monaco on November 22, 2016. (VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Lemar scored both home and away against Spurs in the Champions League group stages.

2. Great form

Monaco’s French midfielder Thomas Lemar celebrates. (Valery Hace/AFP/Getty Images)

The 21-year-old scored 14 goals and assisted 17 in 55 appearances for Monaco last season.

1. Ligue 1 trophy

Monaco players celebrate at the end of their last French L1 football match Monaco (ASM) vs St Etienne (ASSE) on May 17, 2017 at the ‘Louis II Stadium’ in Monaco. Monaco on May 17 won their first French league title in 17 years. (BORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images)

Lemar won his first title with Monaco last season.

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