Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Lucas Paqueta interest CONFIRMED by Edu, Tielemans REMAIN a target, Arthur Melo loan offer
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Arsenal chief Edu admits he’s a big fan of Lucas Paqueta – but remains coy about a summer offer.
He said: “I’m very respectful when I talk about Lucas.
“I’m a guy who likes him a lot, I always liked him, since my time with the Brazil national team.
“He had a great season, he was considered the best [overseas] French league player.
“But today there is really no discussion, there is only my admiration for the player, because today’s team is, in the position he plays, I think we are very well served in this respect.”
Meanwhile, Arsenal are in talks with Fenerbahce over an exit for Pablo Mari.
The defender finds himself out of Mikel Arteta’s plans after returning from his loan spell at Udinese.
And Arsenal hope to be able to offload Mari permanently.
A move to Turkey could now materialize before the start of the season.
Finally, Arteta told Arsenal not to get carried away after their stunning pre-season wins.
He said: “There were a lot of positives in the way we played, but it was a friendly game. It was a test.
“There are still a lot of things we need to do better, so don’t get carried away.
“Beating Chelsea 4-0 is a great result, but it’s a friendly game and in the Premier League it will be completely different.