Arsenal are desperate to sign €30m-rated Ligue 1 right-back

PSG defender Thomas Meunier has refused to rule out winter transfer despite uncertainty over his future at Ligue 1 club. Belgium international has entered the final 12 months of his contract at Parc des Princes.

There has been no suggestion his contract will be extended, however, with the right-back heading towards free agency as a result. Thomas wants to earn a contract extension at Parisians but concedes that his situation has become a bit complex.

During the summer transfer window, Gunners were one of the clubs interested in signing Meunier. With the 27-year-old defender’s future at Paris uncertain, the London club must rekindle their interest and make a move for him in winter.

Belgian right-back arrived at Ligue 1 the same campaign as Unai Emery, and he made 70 appearances under the Spanish manager in their two seasons together. Thomas faced competition from Dani Alves in the last season, yet managed to play 31 matches.

In that period, Meunier contributed with five goals and seven assists. He is a versatile customer, who is capable of not only playing as a right-back but also as a wing-back, right-sided midfielder or in an advanced role on the right.

The Belgian star is an able dribbler and a superb crosser of the ball, something which could potentially see poachers like Alexander Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang thrive inside the box. At 27, Thomas still has his best years ahead of him, and he would provide a great contest for Bellerin and Maitland-Niles.

Meunier has made close to 350 senior appearances for club and country, and that kind of experience could be a real asset for the Gunners.