Arsene Wenger has been urged by former Gunner Robert Pires to complete the signing of one of the French top flight’s much-coveted players.

The Gunners have been linked with a host of high-profile players even after the arrivals of Sead Kolasinac and Alexandre Lacazette.

And Thomas Lemar has emerged as the man whom Wenger has not given up efforts of adding to the squad this summer.

The 21-year-old is believed to be valued at £80 million by AS Monaco who have rejected a couple of offers from Arsenal so far.

And even with the pursuit of Lemar losing momentum, Pires has retained hopes of the midfielder being lured by Wenger.

“I love him as a player,” Pires told Sky Sports.

“For me, Thomas Lemar is one of the best French players there is. He can play on the left, he can play on the right, he can score goals and he can make assists.”

“Lemar is the kind of player who can make a difference,” he added. “He has the right profile to play for Arsenal, definitely. I hope for him and for Arsenal that it happens.”

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