The France international has been strongly linked with both Premier League clubs this month, with Liverpool potentially seeking a replacement for the departed Philippe Coutinho.
Arsenal, meanwhile, will need to bring in fresh blood of a certain quality if and when Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil leave North London, and Lemar has been identified as fitting the bill.
Plenty of reports have claimed a whopping £90 million fee would be required to free Lemar from his contract at Monaco and if he’s been distracted by all of the speculation, he certainly didn’t show it tonight.
During his side’s trip to struggling Nice, Lemar opened the scoring after just three minutes by flicking home a clever header from close-range:
Are you watching, Arsene Wenger? ?
Thomas Lemar scores for Monaco! pic.twitter.com/Gx5rWoMNqQ
— Goal (@goal) January 9, 2018
That’s actually only the 22-year-old’s fifth strike in all competitions this season – but where do you think he’ll end up next?