Arsenal need so many positions filled this summer it is extremely difficult to see how we can improve the side with very little funds available, but Unai Emery has made it clear that there will have to be quite a few departures from the Emirates which may top up our transfer kitty. Stephan Lichsteiner will likely not be retained, and we are certainly going to need some backup to the returning Hector Bellerin at right-back so that Maitland-Niles can be moved up into midfield, and according to this article translated from Paris United, Emery is very keen on being reunited with one of his ex-PSG players.
This is what was reported….His lack of playing time this season and the fact that he is a year from the end of his contract at PSG, Thomas Meunier is more than ever ready to make a new start. The Belgian should have a restless summer transfer window.
Unai Emery under the spell of Meunier
The Arsenal coach, who knew the player during his time at Paris Saint-Germain, would like to avail himself of the services of Thomas Meunier. The Basque coach has already personally contacted him several times. The former FC Brugge is very interested in the challenge of the Gunners. This season with Paris Saint-Germain, Meunier will not have been author of an accomplished season. The latter was marked by injuries and the rise of both Thilo Kehrer and Colin Dagba. Result, the Belgian will have played only 27 games in all competitions under the orders of Thomas Tuchel. A situation that would like to enjoy Arsenal and Unai Emery, which gave him a lot of playing time with Paris. In the entourage of the 27-year-old it is estimated that his transfer to the Gunners is on track. However, Londoners will not make any offer until they totally and definitely agree terms with Thomas Meunier. It is important to remember that the non-qualification of Arsenal for the next season’s Champions League will not give them a large transfer fund this summer to recruit.