Thomas Lemar is reportedly unwilling to force a move from Monaco to Arsenal this summer.

Lemar has allegedly informed a ‘close source’ that he’s not going to force a move to Arsenal this summer after the Gunners reportedly had two bids rejected this week.

According to Goal, the player likes his manager, Leonardo Jardim, and believes in the talent at the Ligue 1 side following their title win last season.

Therefore, he’d like to stay put for at least another season so he can continue to develop.

However, the same report also states that Lemar sees Arsenal as a ‘mythical club’ that he’s always admired, so a move isn’t completely off the table, while Bayern Munich and Barcelona are also ‘interesting options’.

Wow… this ‘close source’ is very specific…

story trackerThe 21-year-old has been high on Arsene Wenger’s wishlist this summer. However, Monaco are reluctant to let one of their most promising wingers leave, especially considering Tiemoue Bakayoko has gone to Chelsea and Bernardo Silva signed for Manchester City earlier in the window.

Arsenal are said to be returning to Leicester City for Riyad Mahrez instead, who will apparently only set the Gunners back £35m – around the same as their second bid for Lemar.