Report: Top winger's 'ambition' is to sign for Arsenal this summer

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"In the last two games we focussed a lot on attacking".

An official announcement is expected when Arsenal return from their tour of Australia and China: Monaco have asked Arsenal to wait - with medicals, official pictures and his presentation to be delayed until they find a replacement for the French youngster.

Wenger also denied the reports of the world-record bid for the France international which was believed to be £123m.

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Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is a huge admirer of the player and has been trying desperately to get a deal over the line that would see the attacker head to The Emirates.

Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe burst onto the scene last year after the 18-year-old scored 15 goals to help them win the Ligue 1 title after 17 years and added a further six in their run to the Champions League semi-finals. Doubts over his fitness and whether he's got another season left in him, but should he be firing on all cylinders Wenger will want to make full use of him.

The 28-year-old has one year left on his contract and British media have reported he is the target of Manchester City. Out of 12 Champions League appearances for the Monaco side, the Frenchman scored twice and assisted four times in what was an impressive campaign for his club.

As Chelsea found out with Bakayoko, Monaco's vice-president Vadim Vasilyev is a firm negotiator in the transfer market.

The other burning question in Monaco surrounds Kylian Mbappe, the teenage sensation wanted by all the big clubs in Europe, with Real Madrid understood to be at the front of the race.

It's claimed that there is a concern from Lemar's perspective that Monaco could block his move, at which point he could demand to be sold to secure his dream move to Arsenal.

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