Wenger Given Fresh Blow in Race to Complete 3rd Signing Thomas Lemar

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Arsenal could be fighting a lost battle if we continue to pursue Monaco Thomas Lemar.

Wenger had made signing the winger his top target this summer but has so far been frustrated in his attempts to sign the winger.

Last week, Monaco rejected two bids in excess of £30m from Arsenal, insisting the forward is not for sale at any price but Wenger wasn’t deterred by Monaco’s stance and was tipped to return with a new bid.

With the world cup taking place next year, Lemar’s father doesn’t think a move to Arsenal will be ideal for his son, claims The Daily Cannon.

Instead Lemar Snr wants his son to sign a new contract at Monaco to stand a good chance of being part of France 2018 World Cup squad.

The midfielder’s father believes his son will have a better chance of staking a claim in Didier Deschamp’s team if he remains at Monaco.

Should Lemar listen to the advice of his father, it will make it even more difficult for Arsenal to sign the winger this summer.

Lemar scored 14 goals and assisted 17 in all competitions last term and is seen as a perfect replacement for Alexis but Wenger may have to look elsewhere for reinforcements if he refuses to push for an exit.

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