21-year-old is 'perfect' Alexis Sanchez replacement

The 21-year-old French winger, Thomas Lemar, is a key transfer target for Arsenal, so what’s all the fuss about?

Lemar plays for AS Monaco, and is one of the shining young prospects in the team that won French Ligue 1 this season.

He joined Monaco two years ago from SM Caen for a reported fee of €4 million as a replacement for Anthony Martial.

The young French international made a remarkable 55 appearances for the club across all competitions, contributing to the club’s success with 14 goals and 17 assists.

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Style of play

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

Although he might be one of the shortest players on the field, he’s packed with explosive pace. Combined with his dribbling abilities, this makes him particularly hard to defend against.

When allowed even the slightest space, he will use it well, making straight runs on the opposition’s goal and he often looks for the most direct and efficient way to reach the penalty box.

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