According to the Mirror, Arsene Wenger has his eye on more young attacking talent, this time in the personage of Monaco’s 21-year old left winger Thomas Lemar.
Lemar has been a big part of Monaco’s youth revival, a slate of young players with Breaking Bad-cash-pile-style piles of talent, and with most of Europe’s top sides having a good long look at those players, it’s nice to know that Arsenal are in the mix too. Of course, Wenger managed Monaco for a long time, so he may have reason to be more interested than most as well.
Where can Lemar play, and what does he do, you may ask? The consensus in the TSF corridors is that he is a left winger who would play best cutting in from the wing (sounds familiar!). Here is a further tidbit from Scouted Football on twitter:
This is an excerpt from that profile.— Scouted Football (@ScoutedFtbl) May 11, 2017
Lemar would suit Alexis' role in Arsenal's new system. Combining with Özil, supported by Kolašinac. pic.twitter.com/jYoRtuPQvP
It is not clear right now what this means as far as Alexis Sanchez is concerned. Resident bored-at-work-man Bozz reckons that Monaco are more likely to lose Bernardo Silva and some fullbacks while keeping Lemar and Mbappé for one more year. If Alexis were to go, it might fall on Alex Iwobi to keep the flame for a while. Let’s give this a preliminary TSF transfer likelihood score of 5/10.