Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is closely keeping tabs on the situation of PSG right-back Serge Aurier. The Ivory Coast player has run into trouble after he made disparaging comments about manager Laurent Blanc and teammates in a Q&A session on Periscope.
He has currently been suspended by his club and might face further punishments. The Paris club are expected to put the 23-year old on transfer market in summer transfer window and French publication L’Equipe claims that the Gunners will aim to bring the player to Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal are set to lose Mathieu Debuchy in the summer transfer window, and Wenger sees Aurier as a perfect back-up to Hector Bellerin.
Aurier apologized for his comments in a subsequent interview with PSG TV: “I made a big mistake, I am here to say sorry to the coach, the club and my team-mates, and to the supporters because they are the most important people.
“I want to apologise especially to the coach, I can only thank him for all he has done for me since I arrived in Paris.
“He wanted me and since I came here everything has gone really well. I owe him a lot and that is why I apologise sincerely to him for what was said, which I deeply regret.
“I will accept any sanction the club impose on me regarding this incident. I made a mistake, it was unforgivable and I am ready to face all the consequences.”