In an interview with Le Parisien, St Étienne captain and central defender Loïc Perrin spoke about his situation with Arsenal.
He had the following to say:
“Yes it is nice (to have been contacted by Arsenal). We had some exchanges, that is true, but nothing concrete. Arsenal have not contacted St Étienne, so it makes no sense to talk about it anyway. And I haven’t had any news from my side either, which cannot be a good sign. The fact that I have been included in the French national squad has alerted certain clubs. Great.”