Arsenal could have key edge over Man United in €30m transfer battle as Emery requests move

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Arsenal manager Unai Emery is reportedly keen for his club to rival Manchester United for the transfer of Paris Saint-Germain right-back Thomas Meunier.

The Belgium international is available for around €30m this summer and Emery is keen for a reunion with his former player at the Emirates Stadium, according to France Football magazine, as reported by Get French Football News.

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Meunier could be an upgrade on the rather injury prone Hector Bellerin at right-back, while Stephan Lichtsteiner is coming towards the end of his contract and seems likely not to be kept on.

This could be a blow for United, however, with the report noting that he’s also emerged as a target for them in recent times.

A slightly more detailed report from the Mail explained that the Red Devils see the 27-year-old as a cheaper alternative to Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Still, GFFN note that Arsenal may have the edge if they win the Europa League final and get into next season’s Champions League – something Man Utd would be unable to offer Meunier.

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