Thomas Meunier makes fresh transfer admission amid Arsenal interest


Thomas Meunier has admitted he is “frustrated” at his lack of game time for PSG amid speculation Arsenal may swoop for the defender.

Belgian right-back Meunier scored in Paris-Saint Germain’s 3-0 Champions League win over Real Madrid on Wednesday, but has been an unused substitute in the last three Ligue 1 games.

Arsenal still need to shore up their defence despite their summer recruitment, and have been linked with a move for Meunier .

The 28-year-old says despite his frustration, PSG coach Thomas Tuchel can still count on him – but with his contract due to expire next summer, he has been tipped for a January exit by Inside Futebol .

And Meunier’s latest comments offer Arsenal plenty of encouragement ahead of any possible move.

Thomas Meunier celebrating his goal against Real Madrid on Wednesday

My philosophy and mentality have never changed,” the defender told French radio station RMC.

“I have been saying since my first steps here at PSG that I would be devoted to the club until the end of my contract or more.

“He [Tuchel] will be able to count on me.

PSG boss Thomas Tuchel can ‘count’ on Meunier, the defender says

“Sometimes it is a bit frustrating and the happiness in football is in playing.

“But choices have been made and the coach will take his own decisions.”

Arsenal opened their Europa League campaign with a 3-0 win away to German side Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday.

Bukayo Saka celebrates after scoring Arsenal’s second goal against Frankfurt

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But in the Premier League, questions have been raised over the Gunners’ rearguard, with defensive mistakes having been highlighted as they threw away a two-goal lead to draw against Watford in their latest league match on Sunday.

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Arsenal signed centre-back David Luiz from Chelsea over the summer, while new left-back signing Kieran Tierney is yet to play since joining from Celtic as he recovers from a hip injury.





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