Date: 8th September 2017 at 4:17pm
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Arsenal are reportedly confident of signing France international forward Thomas Lemar, according to the Daily Star.

The Premier League side, who host AFC Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday (15:00), were heavily linked with luring the AS Monaco winger to North London during the summer transfer window.

The 21-year-old, who has seven international caps for his country, has provided two assists in five outings for the defending Ligue 1 champions this season.

Lemar, who was also linked with Premier League rivals Liverpool this summer, has scored 19 goals and registered 24 assists in 94 appearances in all competitions overall for Monaco.

Monaco’s Thomas Lemar.

Despite failing to land the France forward on Deadline Day last Thursday, the report suggests The Gunners have already agreed a deal in principle for Lemar – offering the left winger a five year contract worth around £250,000-a-week at the Emirates.

The deal could setback Arsenal a whopping £92m, which would be a club-record deal, surpassing the £52.6m The Gunners may have to splash out for striker Alexandre Lacazette overall, including add-ons.

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