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

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

Arsenal manager is said to be after a trio of French players this summer in Lemar, Kylian Mbappe and Alexandre Lacazette 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 .

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