Date: 28th June 2017 at 9:00pm
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Arsenal have made the first steps to securing the signing of from Monaco, according to the Daily Mail.

The winger, who is rated at £30m by the Ligue One side, is one of ’ top summer targets and Mail journalist Ben Nagle reports that negotiations between the two clubs have “begun smoothly.”

Arsenal manager Arsene is said to be after a trio of French this summer in Lemar, Kylian Mbappe and but it seems the most progress is being made for the left sided winger.

Monaco could make a huge profit on a player they signed from for just £3.4m two years ago. His numbers last season suggest however that he could be worth the investment for the Gunners.

In 55 matches last campaign, Lemar scored 14 goals and provided 17 assists. With doubts remaining over Oxlade-Chamberlain’s future at the , a move for the French international seems like a wise move, especially considering the end product he produced last season.