Arsenal fear missing out on key target Lemar


Lemar helped Monaco to the Ligue 1 title last season


Arsenal believe they could miss out on the signing of key target Thomas Lemar from Monaco.

The Gunners are still trying to land the 21-year-old France international but the French champions may not be keen to let another player leave.

Tiemoue Bakayoko’s departure for Chelsea and the likely departure of Benjamin Mendy mean a deal for Lemar is looking increasingly difficult.

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Meanwhile, Arsenal’s intention remains to keep striker Alexis Sanchez.

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The 28-year-old Chilean is going into the final year of his contract and is reportedly keen to leave, but the Gunners want to hold on to last season’s top scorer.

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Monaco sold midfielder Bakayoko to Chelsea in a reported £40m deal, while left-back Mendy has been heavily linked with Manchester City.

There is also speculation over the Ligue 1 club’s 18-year-old striker Kylian Mbappe, who is an apparent target for Arsenal and Real Madrid.

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Arsenal’s summer recruits so far are France striker Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon for a club record £46.5m and the free transfer of left-back Sead Kolasinac from Schalke.

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