Arsenal will cool their attempts to land Kylian Mbappe as they make Alexandre Lacazette and Thomas Lemar their priority targets.
According to the Daily Mail, the Gunners have accepted it will be difficult to land the teenager, particularly with Real Madrid reportedly in the running.
Therefore, they will instead focus on Lacazette and Lemar, as they bid to strengthen the squad this summer, after last season’s fifth place finish.
Arsenal have been linked with Lacazette for some time now and recent speculation had claimed a deal between the clubs was very close.
However, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has subsequently claimed he does not see Lacazette leaving this summer, hinting a January move to Atletico Madrid could still be on.
Aulas has previously admitted that a bid of £57m would be enough to land Lacazette, and having reportedly had a huge bid for Mbappe knocked back, surely Arsenal should simply offer Lyon the asking price?
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Meanwhile, speculation has claimed Lemar is open to a move to Arsenal although there are believed to be a host of other clubs interested in the exciting winger.
Much may also depend on how many other players Monaco lose this summer with Bernardo Silva already gone, Tiemoué Bakayoko believed to be on his way to Chelsea, and Fabinho, Benjamin Mendy and, of course, Mbappe all in demand.