Marco Verratti has warned Paris Saint-Germain teammate, Julian Draxler, that his future at the French club could consist of a lot of time on the substitute bench if he decides to stay at the club this season.
With Draxler's spot in PSG's starting lineup threatened by the arrival of superstar Neymar, Arsenal are understood to have approached the Ligue 1 outfit to keep them informed over the 23-year-old's availability ahead of the transfer deadline.
The German international set Parc des Princes alight following his arrival from Wolfsburg in January, but has yet to start a league game this season due to the increasing competition within Unai Emery's side - which could increase significantly if a deal for Kylian Mbappe is secured.
With an ambitious project underway at PSG, Verratti told Gazzetta dello Sport, via the Metro, on international duty that Draxler could be one casualty of the club's pursuit of success.
He said: "There are a lot of us and there are players who would be regulars anywhere else, such as Julian – who is one of the best players I have ever played with – who risk finding themselves on the bench.
"Everybody is going to be needed, though, and I am pleased I stayed."
Draxler joined PSG from Wolsburg - following 14-years with Schalke - in a deal worth around £35.5m, where he made 19 appearances in his debut season for the French club - scoring five goals and providing one assist.