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Top winger's 'ambition' is to sign for Arsenal this summer - report

Top winger's 'ambition' is to sign for Arsenal this summer - report

However, the same story claims that Monaco want to block his proposed £45m move to Arsenal because they are worried that they are losing too many players this summer.

Monaco are reluctant to lose any more star players ahead of the 2017-18 campaign but Wenger is said to have made Lemar one of his top targets.

Meanwhile, Arsenal's intention remains to keep Alexis Sanchez.

Arsenal are currently preparing for the new Premier League season after they had a miserable last season where they finished fifth in the league and missed out on Champions League qualification.

The champions have already lost Bernardo Silva to Manchester City and Tiemoue Bakayoko to Chelsea, while Benjamin Mendy and Kylian Mbappe have also been strongly linked with exits.

"Maybe he had too much choice, so in the end people don't move".

Lacazette hit the ground running with a goal on his debut against Sydney FC on Thursday
Lacazette hit the ground running with a goal on his debut against Sydney FC on Thursday

"That's not true", Wenger told the club website (www.arsenalfc.com) after the match.

"People have a big imagination", Wenger said after Arsenal's 3-1 win over Western Sydney Wanderers, as quoted by the Independent.

It's claimed that there is a concern from Lemar's perspective that Monaco could block his move, at which point he could demand to be sold to secure his dream move to Arsenal.

Arsene Wenger has insisted that Chamberlin will stay at Arsenal despite interest from Liverpool.

Monaco threatened early when Allan Saint-Maximin's cutback led to Thomas Lemar hitting the crossbar with a left-footed effort.

Stoke levelled within two minutes of the second half, Mame Biram Diouf impressively chipping in after Diego Benaglio had rashly rushed off his line moments after coming off the substitutes' bench.