With Sagna gone, Arsenal have to find a replacement for the Frenchman. The Gunners have been linked with plethora of right backs but it seems the Gunners have set their sights on a move for Toulouse’s Ivorian right back Serge Aurier.
According to reports, Arsenal have agreed a five-year contract in the region of £60,000 a week with Aurier but they are still a distance away from agreeing a few with his French club. Toulouse want a fee in the region of 8 million Pounds for Aurier while Arsenal want a deal done for 6.5million Pounds.
The only stumbling block to the deal remains a transfer fee with Arsenal hoping to get the player for £6.5m but Toulouse are looking for £8m. Despite agreeing personal terms with Aurier, Arsenal cannot thump their chest that they have sealed his deal and with the teams also eyeing a move for him, Wenger must move in quickly to seal the deal. Probably, a face to face meeting with Wenger could help seal the deal. It was the face to face chat, Wenger had with Ramsey, that helped the Gunners beat rivals Manchester United and Everton to his signature, time is rife for Wenger to repeat the trick.
If Arsenal land Aurier, it would add incredible pace to Arsenal’s attack. With Aurier and Walcott running ragged on the wings, defences would find it difficult to contain the Gunners. Last season after the injury to Walcott, Arsenal lacked pace and width but the arrival of Aurier would give the Gunners huge pace and also proper width. Their presence would also help Ozil to play at his best. The German plays better when he has attackers with pace that can latch on to his through balls.
With the caliber of players Wenger is out for this summer, one thing is clear, Wenger wants to add pace to the Gunners attack and I can only lick my lips in anticipation at what Arsenal’s attack would look like with Sanchez, Remy, Walcott and Aurier. All attack-minded players with plenty of pace to burn. Seems Wenger is set to re-create the Arsenal relay quartet that terrorized Premier League defences in 2003/2004 season.