- Arsenal are targeting a transfer move for Lille forward Dimitri Payet. The young Frenchman fits the profile of manager Arsene Wenger's usual signings and would improve the Gunners options in attack.
- Arsenal have been linked with low-key transfer swoops for striker Moussa Sow and midfielder Ignacio Camacho. Both are the type of under the radar, solid talents manager Arsene Wenger loves to sign.
- Infamous French criminal Redoine Faid was captured six weeks after escaping the Sequedin prison in Lille, France.