We take a look at the three players that Arsene Wenger is considering to replace the departed Bacary Sagna.
With previous incumbent of the Arsenal right back position Bacary Sagna having departed to Manchester City on a free transfer this summer, and reserve Carl Jenkinson not looking ready for full-time first team football, it looks certain that Arsene Wenger will be bringing a replacement to the Emirates Stadium this summer.
A number of options have been mentioned as potential signings, but three players have emerged as the frontrunners to take Sagna’s shirt at the club and look to slot in to what is a fairly settled and reliable defence.
We’ve taken a look at the three men in an attempt to decide which would be best suited to life at the North London club.
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1) Serge Aurier (Toulouse)
For much of the summer, the frontrunner for Arsenal’s right back position seems to have been Ivory Coast international Serge Aurier who enjoyed a wonderful 2013/14 campaign with Ligue 1 club Toulouse.
Aurier, whose finest attributes are his imposing physical presence and seering pace, looks to have outgrown the mid-table French club after a wonderful season for them last time out, performances that saw him linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium.
Sagna himself had come as a relatively unheralded player from then Ligue 1 club AJ Auxerre, leading to Arsenal fans getting excited about the possibility of Aurier following in their former hero’s footsteps.