Meunier frustrated by lack of game time at PSG
Paris Saint-Germain defender Thomas Meunier admits he is frustrated by his lack of game time at the club this season.
The 28-year-old has dropped down the pecking order at the Parc des Princes, making just two Ligue 1 appearances in five matches.
The Belgian did return to the team in midweek, as PSG cruised past Real Madrid in the Champions League. Meunier was delighted with the 3-0 scoreline, but he has expressed his concerns about his playing time.
GOAL: PSG 3 – 0 Real Madrid. This really is humiliating. Thomas Meunier and Juan Bernat were toying with the defence there before Meunier scored. #UCL
— Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) September 18, 2019
Colin Dagba has been Thomas Tuchel’s main choice at right-back, with the 21-year-old making four appearances.
Meunier was linked with Arsenal in the summer, and the Gunners may bid for him in January if he is still out of the first-team picture.
The former Club Brugge ace has been in Paris since 2016 and he has informed Tuchel he is ready to play at any moment.
He told RMC: “My philosophy and mentality have never changed. 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. 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.”
Meunier is out of contract next summer and has been tipped for a January exit. Arsenal may miss out due to a lack of spending power, but a whole host of clubs will be lining up to bid for the Belgian.