Arsenal have reportedly made an improved bid for Monaco winger Thomas Lemar after their initial offer for the French international was rejected.
Sky journalist Kaveh Solhekol reported on Thursday night that Arsenal upped their bid for Lemar. Monaco had previously stated only £80m would do to sign the wide-man.
L'Equipe: Arsenal have made new improved £40m bid for Monaco winger Thomas Lemar. First offer was £30m
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) July 6, 2017
Arsenal are being ambitious this summer and aren’t settling for just one big-name signing in Lacazette. Lemar’s coming off the back of an outstanding season to, winning Ligue 1 with Monaco and reaching the Champions League semi-finals.
The 21-year-old scored and created 28 goals in 53 games in all competitions last season. Capable of playing left-wing and right-wing, Lemar is expert at dribbling and creating chances, more than being a goal threat.
The Frenchman is described as closer to Mesut Ozil than Alexis Sanchez in terms of playing style but would improve the current squad. It’s believed Arsene Wenger will be reverting back to wingers again.
This latest approach for Lemar is likely to mean Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez is not a priority, bad news for the Algerian given he handed in a transfer request this summer.