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Arsenal fear missing out on signing Monaco winger Thomas Lemar

Arsenal fear missing out on signing Monaco winger Thomas Lemar

And according to Emanuele Giulianelli, writing for Tribal Football, the Gunners have agreed a deal with Monaco for the 21-year-old.

Question marks remain over the futures of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, but with big-name additions such as these, it will surely have a positive influence on all as Arsenal hope to tie them down to new contracts.

But Wenger has something of a juggling act on his hands.

It will take another significant transfer fee though, with Arsenal already splashing out £52m on striker Alexandre Lacazette as per BBC Sport, as Arsene Wenger looks to make crucial additions to his squad to ensure that they can compete for major honours this coming season.

Sanchez has made it clear that he is not satisfied with Arsenal's Premier League position of fifth and failure to qualify for the Champions League.

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Other than Njie, Kyle Walker will also not be continuing with the White Hart Lane-side as he is set to continue with Manchester City .

As a result, Monaco have reportedly put their foot down and are willing to refuse Lemar's move to Arsenal, much to the player's disappointment.

However, Arsenal's current position is that Sanchez will not be sold - and certainly not to a Premier League rival like Manchester City and Chelsea - even if he goes into the a year ago of his contract.

An official announcement is expected when Arsenal return from their tour of Australia and China: Monaco have asked Arsenal to wait - with medicals, official pictures and his presentation to be delayed until they find a replacement for the French youngster. Speculation also continues over the futures of midfielder Fabinho and forward Kylian Mbappe - who is said to be wanted by both Arsenal and Real Madrid.

Dembele, 20, has banged in 32 goals for Celtic in 48 appearances and has been valued at £30m.