Angry Arsenal fans

Arsenal fans turn on Thomas Lemar v Chelsea

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The curtain-raiser ahead of the new Premier League campaign took place at Wembley on Sunday, as the reigning FA Cup holders Arsenal took on Premier League champs Chelsea.

The Gunners beat the Blues 2-1 in the cup final just a few months ago.

More recently, however, Antonio Conte’s side beat Arsene Wenger’s charges 3-0 in a pre-season friendly in China.

Target Thomas Lemar

Alexandre Lacazette started for Arsenal in the match against Chelsea.

The French international is the Gunners record signing following his summer move from Lyon.

But could Arsenal sign another French star? Fans have been consuming stories about Monaco winger Thomas Lemar throughout the off-season, and by all accounts the Gunners are serious about making a move.

Last week, French daily L’Equipe spelled out the player’s intent, as readers were clearly told that Lemar wants to move to Arsenal.

If reports are to believed, in the last week Arsenal have made a third offer for Lemar. That bid was for 50 million euros.

The Gunners previously offered 40 million euros and then 45 million euros for Lemar with their two initial offers.

Fans turn v Chelsea

But, after just a few minutes of the Chelsea match on Sunday, Gooners were wondering why the club should even buy Lemar.

Why? Because some believe the Alex Iwobi provides everything the Ligue 1 winner and French international is being sought for.

Tweets on Arsenal, Thomas Lemar and Alex Iwobi are below.


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