Reports claim that the former Gunners midfielder will be handed a war chest by the club’s higher-ups to help him arrest the side’s alarming slump in the Premier League.
Mikel Arteta has identified Atletico Madrid forward Thomas Lemar as his first potential signing as Arsenal manager, according to reports.
The French winger was on Gunner’s radar after emerging on the European football scene with his brilliant performances for AS Monaco during his three-year stay at the Stade Louis II.
Lemar was an integral part of the Monaco side which stunned European football by winning the Ligue 1 title and reaching the semi-final of the Champions League in the 2016/17 season.
His performances for the French side caught the eyes of former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger but the departure of the Frenchman from the North London club allowed Atletico Madrid to sign the 24-year-old in a €60m deal two years later.