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What Lucas Paqueta and Alexandre Lacazette did at Lyon amid Arsenal summer transfer links

The Lyon midfielder combined with a familiar face amid links with a move to Arsenal this summer.

Arsenal’s busy summer looks set to continue into August as the Gunners prepare for the new Premier League season. Pre-season matches have finished and all that’s left is the big kick-off on Friday against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park to get the campaign underway for another year.

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Results during friendlies ahead of the season have got plenty of fans excited about what is to come, however Mikel Arteta has urged many to exercise caution over taking too much from the victories: “Don’t get carried away. There are still a lot of things that we have to get better at and do better.

“But I think it’s good to get some momentum, finish the tour in the right way, give some enjoyment to our fans and everybody that’s been contributing to make this tour happen. Now it’s time to go back to London, to focus and keep making improvements and steps forwards.”

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The summer has also seen five new faces join the squad, with over £100million spent in the aim of reaching the top four and a return to the Champions League. While that is a lot of business, with one month left in the window, plenty more could be making the move to the Emirates Stadium.

One player linked with making such a switch is Lyon’s Lucas Paqueta. The Brazilian has impressed since making the move to France from AC Milan, where he has since teamed up with a familiar face.

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That is, of course, former Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette, who made a return to Lyon on a free transfer. The pair seem to be in sync already at the club, with Paqueta providing an assist in their clash with Inter Milan in pre-season with a tempting cross into the box.

A move for the 24-year-old may still be on the cards and he’s proving his ability in abundance before the season begins.

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