Big break as Alexis close in on joining Arsenal

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Alexis Claude-Maurice wants to join Arsenal, and the Gunners are preparing a new offer for the Lorient man after their last one was knocked back.

French outlet Soccerlink, formerly known as Euro United, report that the offers are multiplying for the Ligue 2 star.

Arsenal have already offered a sum of around £8m, and they’re expected to come back with more, but West Ham, Olympique Lyonnais, AS Monaco, LOSC Lille and Borussia Monchengladbach are all chasing the 21-year-old as well.

Lyon have offered €10m, but Lorient president Loic Fery rejected their bid, whilst Gladbach are close to meeting Claude-Maurice’s salary demands in negotiations with his agent.

The player himself wants to join Arsenal though. If the Gunners can’t find an agreement with Lorient, Claude-Maurice will consider a move to Gladbach at that point, but until then Unai Emery’s side is his first choice.

As well as playing out wide, Claude-Maurice can also play in attacking midfield. The young Frenchman scored 14 goals and assisted four in 36 games this season, including many efforts from long-range. You can watch all of his goals and assists below:

Every goal and assist from Alexis Claude-Maurice in the 2018/19 season. He’s definitely got a good long-shot on him.

— Dan Critchlow (@afcDW) May 25, 2019



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