Maxime Lopez claims he was the Brazilian's replacement at Anfield.
The Arsenal squad are strong in most areas.
The French midfielder wants to play Champions League.
Payet has been linked with a move away from West Ham.
There has been tension this season between the old Upton Park regulars who want to chant and those fans looking for a more family-friendly environment.
West Ham has had crowd problems since moving into the stadium.
Southampton secured an emphatic victory in east London.
Dimitri Payet is reported to be on his radar.
The 31-year-old took to Instagram to reassure his supporters.
The defender said the team was inspired by its captain.
The France striker sent his nation into the Euro 2016 final against Portugal with two goals.
With just four teams remaining, the record of top scorer is still available.