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Thomas Lemar doesn’t seem to be hiding away from those links with Arsenal.
In fact the Monaco winger – Arsene Wenger’s priority transfer target this summer – is almost encouraging them.
The 21-year-old is known to been keen on a move to the Emirates this summer, but so far Monaco have rejected two bids from the Gunners.
A third is expected despite the Ligue 1 champions continuing to insist that the France international is not for sale.
But with speculation continue to rage about Lemar’s future, Monaco are not likely to happy with their player after he was spotted happily posing for pictures alongside a Gunners fan.
The supporter ran into Lemar in Saillon, Switzerland, where the French club are staying for a training camp – and kissed the Arsenal badge as it was being taken.
The picture comes on the day that Arsene Wenger admitted that Arsenal remain ‘very active’ in the transfer market.
“There are two ways to strengthen the squad,” he said.
“The first is to analyse where we have not done so well and where we can improve together, and the other way is to bring in players from outside.