Tensions are running high at the Parc des Princes after a video of Ivorian defender Serge Aurier criticising and insulting a number of his teammates and PSG manager Laurent Blanc emerged online.
Subsequently, Aurier has been suspended indefinitely and is currently awaiting further sanctioning from PSG director of sport Olivier Letang after undergoing questioning.
A club statement, as quoted by The Guardian, read: “At 11am, Serge Aurier was received at Paris St Germain’s headquarters by director of sport Olivier Letang and human resources.
“The PSG player answered the management’s questions pertaining to the comments made on a social network on the night of February 13 to 14, remarks which have been condemned by the club and which have seen him immediately summoned to a disciplinary interview and suspended as a precaution.
“Following this interview, the PSG directors will notify the player of their decision within the statutory deadline. Before that date, the club will not discuss this issue.”
Aurier has publicly apologised for his comments made on camera and says he will accept whatever punishment Letang might dish out to him.
In an interview with PSG TV, he said: “I made a big mistake, I am here to say sorry to the coach, the club and my team-mates, and to the supporters because they are the most important people.
“I want to apologise especially to the coach, I can only thank him for all he has done for me since I arrived in Paris.
“He wanted me and since I came here everything has gone really well. I owe him a lot and that is why I apologise sincerely to him for what was said, which I deeply regret.
“I will accept any sanction the club impose on me regarding this incident. I made a mistake, it was unforgivable and I am ready to face all the consequences.”
Amongst the madness, fresh reports have emerged from French publication L’Equipe stating that Arsenal could be set to hand Aurier a much-needed lifeline.
The 23-year-old is set to depart from the French capital this summer, after the controversial video was leaked online, and Wenger is said to be keen on taking advantage of his situation.
The Gunners, who are preparing for life without French international Mathieu Debuchy (who is currently out on loan at Bordeaux), are prepared to match PSG’s €15million (approximately £11.7m) asking price for the Ivory Coast international, as per L’Equipe.