Confirmed: Thomas Lemar to Arsenal is done, he will join the Gunners

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That is according to Italian football journalist Emanuele Giulianelli, who claims Monaco are just waiting to snap up a replacement before Lemar’s move to the Emirates Stadium is rubber-stamped.

Arsene Wenger has had a series of bids rejected for the 21-year-old winger by the Ligue 1 champions.

Monaco are adamant Lemar is going nowhere after selling a number of their star men from last season.

But Giulianelli believes he will be sold and tweeted: “To all the  supporters asking me about Lemar I can answer: don’t worry, he will join the Gunners.”

When asked whether the deal was 100 per cent agreed, he replied: “Done, but Monaco want to have a substitute first.”

Lamar enjoyed an incredible season for Monaco last term, providing 14 goals and 17 assists in 55 appearances.

He has been discussed as a potential replacement for contract rebel Alexis Sanchez.

The Chile international has entered the final year of his contract and sparked speculation over his future after claiming .

It was reported last month that .

According to The Sun, his representatives have given the green light to a £90,000-a-week deal.

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