Outside of PSG, the French contingent in Europe this season are full of promise with Monaco alongside Marseille, Lyon and Nice in the Europa League.
Marcelo Bielsa cast out 12 players at Lille this summer after talking to them for just 45 seconds, with former Nigeria international Vincent Enyeama.
Neymar "decided to go the other way" in joining Paris Saint-Germain and rejected the chance to "play with the best players," Arsene Wenger has said.
Kylian Mbappe got off to a flying start with PSG against Metz, but much more will be expected as stiffer tests await in Europe.
Lyon have climbed to third in Ligue 1 after a 2-1 home defeat of Guingamp, while Rennes earned a first league victory of the season beating Marseille.
Mario Balotelli fired a double as Nice stunned reigning Ligue 1 champions Monaco in a 4-0 win at the Allianz Riviera.