Arsenal have been given a boost in their bid to sign Thomas Lemar by club legend

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It's about to be all change at Arsenal, and tomorrow marks the end of the one of the most successful periods in the club's history.

Arsene Wenger takes charge of his final game as manager of the Gunners as they visit Huddersfield, in what is a dead-rubber after the home side secured safety with a point at Chelsea in midweek.

In his 22 years at the club, he's won three Premier League titles, including the famous invincibles season in 2003-04, and seven FA Cups, treating the fans to much more success than they can ever have dreamt of when he was appointed.

They of course qualified for the Champions League on 19 consecutive occasions, but never managed to get their name on the trophy.

And it's undeniable that there has been severe regression in recent seasons, notably in the league.

The Gunners have once again failed to make Europe's elite competition, having missed out last season too, and are set for another campaign in the Europa League.

That is despite the signings of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for £46.5m and £60m respectively.

Defensive frailties have been all too clear, and they are an awfully long way away from the halcyon days of the early 2000's, where they had some of the best players in the world.


One of those players, however, has just given Arsenal the green light to bring a potential superstar to the club in Thomas Lemar.

Robert Pires has claimed that the French winger is going to be leaving Monaco after the World Cup, ending a three-season spell at the club.

He believes that if the Gunners remain interested after Wenger's departure, he would be suited to the new challenge, particularly as last season's Ligue 1 champions are in a battle to qualify for the Champions League.

"Thomas Lemar will leave Monaco after the World Cup this summer," Pires stated.


"I think he needs a new challenge and would love to experience a new country.

"Arsenal were of course interested last year but I don’t know if that’s still the case now that Arsene Wenger will no longer be manager. He would be suited to the Premier League."

It would be another brilliant signing, and if they followed it up with a defensive addition then it could be the start of their revival.

Arsenal Training Session and Press Conference

An attack consisting of Lemar, Aubameyang and Lacazette seems pretty fearsome, and not many backlines would fancy their chances against the raw pace they all have.

One thing's for sure though, the Gunners must improve on 6th place next year to appease their already disgruntled fan base.

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Robert Pires
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