Now the two English clubs are looking at another Lyon and Brazil midfielder in Lucas Paqueta.
PSG were interested in the 24-year-old, but his wage demands of £180,000 per week have put them out of contention.
Toon believes Paqueta would relish playing alongside good friend and fellow Selecao star Guimaraes.
Arsenal's interest could rest on their qualification for the Champions League, with Lyon demanding around £58m to sell Paqueta.
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