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Arsenal Prepare £8m Bid for French International Winger

Emirates Stadium side target Lille attacker.

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TuttoMercato claim that Arsenal are interested in Lille winger Dmitri Payet.

Arsene Wenger may well be looking for possible additions to his Gunners attack and appears to have identified the French international wide-man as a feasible option. The 25 year old former Saint-Etienne attacker enjoyed a solid, if unspectacular, first season at the Stade Metropole and may well be the latest in a long line of talents that boss Rudi Garcia has seen leave the Lille in recent seasons.

Indeed Arsenal already raided the club to bring in Gervinho in the summer of 2011 and the likes of Yohan Cabaye, Eden Hazard and Moussa Sow have also been allowed to leave the club following their title success of 2010/11.

Payet is a speedy wide-man with an eye for goal and a player Wenger may see as a possible option if the North London club elects to sell contract rebel Theo Walcott in January in preference to losing the England man on a free transfer next summer.

Dmitri Payet forced his way into the French national team set-up under Laurent Blanc but has had less success on this front since the appointment of Didier Deschamps as Les Bleus boss.

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