Arsenal face a huge complication in their transfer pursuit of Lyon playmaker Lucas Paqueta.

The Gunners have been heavily linked with a move for the Brazilian star this summer as Mikel Arteta looks to add more quality to his attacking options. Technical director Edu Gaspar has been busy in the summer transfer window, securing deals for Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Fabio Vieira, Matt Turner and Marquinhos.

Lyon's head of recruitment Bruno Cheyrou responded to Edu's recent comments on Paqueta by admitting the French side need to trim the squad and that the club are 'prepared for every eventuality' when asked about the Brazilian's immediate future.