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Arsenal continue Lemar talks with Atletico Madrid

Arsenal are continuing talks with crisis club Atletico Madrid for Thomas Lemar.

The Daily Mail says Lemar was left out of Atletico Madrid's squad as the Spanish side's poor form continued with a goalless draw at home to second-bottom Leganes in La Liga on Sunday.

Lemar missed training through illness this week and played no part in the stalemate at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium as the fourth-placed hosts failed to score for the third time in four matches.

Arsenal are thought to have entered talks with Lemar and his agent, although Atletico coach Diego Simeone will want to recoup as much of the £52m the club paid Monaco for Lemar in 2018 as possible.

New Gunners coach Mikel Arteta is yet to make a signing and could see Lemar, who has played 21 times for France and was part of the squad that won the 2018 World Cup, as a creator for a side that has won just six times in the Premier League this season.

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