Paquet has ruled out selling the Ivorian to PSG.
He told RMC: "He wants to go and has developed contacts with Arsenal.
"We will soon have talks with them and see what they offer.
"He has expressed a desire to go to England and we will see what happens."
The link with PSG was a non-starter insists Paquet, who added: "Paris St Germain inquired but we are not thinking about strengthening a competitor."