In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic as it is today, Arsenal may be one of the teams that feels the financial impact. Therefore, the London club is considered to have to recruit star players who will be free transfers, for example Thomas Meunier.
From year to year, Arsenal are constantly trying to improve the quality of their squad in order to compete again at the top level. The presence of the new coach Mikel Arteta seemed to provide a pretty good development, but not significant.
Of course, Arteta still has a long way to go, its unforeseen performance is inseparable from the fact that the manager came on for Unai Emery in mid-season. That is, Arteta works with ‘improvised’ players.
Therefore, the Gunners are believed to be eyeing several players to buy next summer. So far, the Gunners have been linked with Dayot Upamecano, Philippe Coutinho and Thomas Partey.
However, it seems that Arsenal will undo their intentions, the article the players are priced high. While the club is currently facing the threat of a financial crisis following the increasingly worrisome Corona Virus pandemic.
As is known, this outbreak makes soccer competitions and club activities stalled. Even so, Arsenal to implement a policy of salary cuts of 12.5 percent. For this reason, Arsenal are believed to be unable to recruit players at exorbitant prices.
For this reason, the Gunners were asked to consider the names of the star players who were at the end of their contracts. Well, Thomas Meunier is one of these players.
Thomas Meunier was actually linked with Arsenal last summer, unfortunately his move did not materialize. The 28-year-old is good at recovering lost balls (1.7 successful tackles per match in Ligue 1) and could be a valuable asset in the future.
This situation is supported by the development of Hector Bellerin who seems stagnant, Arsenal need someone to be a competitor of the Spanish National Team players. Meunier, who has raised many trophies with PSG can be called the ideal successor.
What’s more, the former Club Brugge player is still 28 years old.