If Arsenal do complete the signing of this Brazil international during the January transfer window, it could spell bad news for the current Gunners Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Joel Campbell, as Lucas Moura would then be in direct competition with the pair for a place in the starting line-up.
And I would expect the dynamic and talented player from the French champions PSG to have the edge over his rivals. There have been Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with the 23-year old before but they seem to be gathering pace with the news coming out of France that Moura is not entirely happy in Paris and with his importance in the plans of Laurent Blanc.
Perhaps that is why he has been talking up a possible move to England and the Premier League, as reported by The Mirror, and dropping a not very subtle hint that he would be amenable to a move in the January transfer window.
The young Brazilian said, “It is clear that the Premier League is very strong.
“If an opportunity comes later and I no longer have the desire to play here, I would take the decision and I would play for another club.
“I’m happy to generate interest from major European clubs, if the interest exists it shows that people trust me and would count on me.”
But is he really the right player for the Gunners to add to the squad next month?