The 26-year-old famously endured a dismal spell in England’s top flight between 2015 and 2017, failing to make any sort of an impression after joining Steve McClaren’s Newcastle United for £15 million (talkSPORT).
But Thauvin has recovered from that potentially career-defining blow in style, establishing himself as one of the most feared attackers in Ligue 1.
He has scored 15 goals from the wing for Marseille this season, having netted 26 times across the 2017/18 campaign as Rudi Garcia’s side reached the Europa League final.
Thauvin’s time at Marseille appears to be coming to an end, however, and anyone who witnessed his staggering rant after the recent 2-0 defeat to Bordeaux won’t be surprised.
"It’s the same story every season. I’m fed up. For a top-three finish, it’s over. And even if we get into Champions League, what’s the point? We’re rubbish,” said a wide-eyed, infuriated Thauvin, according to Goal.
Foot Sur 7 reports that Arsenal head coach Unai Emery is a big fan, although Bayern Munich, Roma, Inter and AC Milan are interested too.
Thauvin wants to play Champions League football, however, meaning Arsenal must retain their place in the Premier League’s top four to stand a chance.