The signing of Alexandre Lacazette could help Arsenal sign Monaco’s Thomas Lemar according to reports.

  • Lacazette and Lemar are reportedly good friends
  • Lacazette’s arrival could help convince Lemar to come to Arsenal

It’s no secret that Arsenal want Lemar, but they are finding Monaco to be tough nuts to crack.

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Lemar is interested in joining and, according to reports, the arrival of Lacazette could make Arsenal an even more attractive destination.

L’Equipe believe that Lacazette and Lemar have a good relationship and would be keen linking up at club level.

The report states that Arsenal are taking a dogged approach to the transfer. They’re hoping their constant presence will eventually wear Monaco down.

Arsenal are believed to have made a new €45m offer, a marginal increase from their initial €40m.

Monaco are asking for closer to £80m.

With the two cubs so far apart, it could be a while before a breakthrough is made.