Lucas Moura has said he’s focusing on winning back his place in the Paris Saint-Germain starting eleven and not on leaving, amid interest from Arsenal.

Moura is currently out-of-favour at PSG after they signed Neymar and Kylian Mbappe from Barcelona and Monaco respectively. He’s yet to start a single league game for them, and has made just two appearances off the bench.

His situation has led to calls from former Brazilian teammate, Alex, to leave PSG and join Arsenal in January. However, Moura is focusing on improving himself and winning back a spot in Unai Emery’s squad.

“Now I eat by following rules. I don’t eat pizzas and barbecue food anymore, despite how much I miss them,” he told UOL Esporte via the Metro.

“But I am concentrating on improving my physical performance. Whatever the situation with the national team, that is Tite’s decision.

“I need to concentrate on improving at PSG. The season began in a difficult way for me, but my aim is to win back my starting place and the great moments that I had last year.”

Moura scored 19-goals last season, but is up against Neymar, Mbappe, Julian Draxler and Angel Di Maria for a spot in the starting eleven this time out.

Arsenal, meanwhile, will be on the lookout for new attackers due to the very real danger of losing Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez when their contracts expire in the summer.

Moura joined PSG in 2013 and has scored 46 goals in 225 appearances. He has over 30 caps for Brazil, but currently finds himself outside of Tite’s squad and could miss out on the World Cup in Russia.

His need for more playing time, plus Arsenal’s need for new attackers, could create the ideal scenario for a move to happen in January I believe.

Previous articleMertesacker: Working at a psychiatric hospital was humbling for me
Next articleThe pros and cons of the international break
News and feature writer with a BA in Creative and Professional Writing from the University of East London. Long-time Arsenal fan also following Sevilla and local side Southend United. You can find me on Twitter @jeinchy29 talking about Arsenal and the issues affecting the English game,