Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina was reportedly a priority target for Arsenal, however interest has since cooled.

  • Arsenal were believed to be preparing a £20m bid for the midfielder
  • However, Lemina is now just one of several targets in what could be a busy summer

Back in May, the Evening Standard exclusively reported that Mario Lemina was a preferred target for Arsenal as they looked to strengthen the midfield. It was believed that Arsenal were willing to bid up to £20m for him.

However, the Standard are now reporting that Arsenal’s priorities have shifted and that Lemina is now one of several players the club are interested in this summer.

Lemina is a robust and dynamic midfielder that could replace Francis Coquelin in the squad.

But with the uncertainty surrounding the futures of Ozil and Alexis, and a lack of a top striker, Arsenal seem to be looking at a number of attacking options. Thomas Lemar, Kylian Mbappe and Alexandre Lacazette have all been linked, as has Celtic’s Moussa Dembele.

With those targets set to cost a large chunk of Arsenal’s budget, a move for Lemina may have to wait until another time.