Fleet-footed Frenchman best suited to Arsenal or United

As Paris Saint-Germain attacking midfielder Jeremy Menez has been told he is free to leave, we take a look why he would be best suited to a move to either Manchester United or Arsenal.

According to French newspaper L'Equipe, Paris Saint-Germain have told French international Jeremy Menez that he is free to find another club.

The extremely talented 26-year-old could prove to be the hottest contested player over deadline day as he is likely to receive numerous enquiries over his availability, especially from Premier League sides.

Menez is your typical out and out wide attacking midfielder. He likes to have the ball at his feet, likes to go past his man and will look to cut inside when he can.

However, unlike most attacking midfielders he has a unique range of passing, which is arguably his biggest strength.

This season he has attempted 28 long balls with 26 accurately finding the intended target, which is an exceptionally good record for any player, in any role. Equally, despite the lack of game time he has still played his part in many of the good attacking displays in the games he has played a part in, scoring two and creating one goal this season.

I believe his style would be best suited to a side that plays with three attacking midfielders, rather than one with wing forwards, like currently played at Paris Saint-Germain or the old favourite 4-4-2.

Despite playing a number of formations, both Manchester United and Arsenal usually play with the aforementioned three attacking midfielders, which I believe he would be more comfortable in. And in both sides, there is definitely scope for the midfielder to play regularly in.

At Arsenal the injury to Theo Walcott provided a gap in the side, a gap which would be perfectly filled by the Paris Saint-Germain winger as they provide a similar style to one another. The loss of Walcott signified a huge blow to their title chances and with Wenger reportedly looking to delve into the market, the opportunity of Menez could be to good to pass up.

And at Old Trafford, Moyes has been given what some have described as a 'war chest' to improve the United team and ensure they finish inside the top four, at the very least.

Linked to similar players, such as Reus and Rakitic, the opportunity of a readily available Menez could sway Moyes in favour of the Frechman as he looks to rebuild the squad.

At just 26 years of age, it could be argued that the player's best days are still yet to come and with the World Cup fast approaching, he will be desperate to showcase his talents before Didier Deschamps picks the squad he wants to take to Brazil. 

Here is a preview of what the player is capable of: 

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