Most Arsenal fans and football pundits would agree that the Gunners boss Arsene Wenger could do with strengthening his squad in a number of areas, but the right back position would come pretty far down on the list. So, if the reports linking Arsenal with a transfer window move for the Brazilian right back Dani Alves from Barcelona are true, it may indicate that Arsenal are preparing to lose their current first choice right back Bacary Sagna.
There has been a lot of talk about contracts recently, with the Walcott saga most prominent, but the French international Sagna is the next Arsenal player with a contract running out. With Wilshere and Oxlade-Chamberlain close to renewing their deals, there is no word on 29-year old Sagna. The defender is apparently unimpressed with the one year contract extension he has been offered at the club.
Alves is the same age as Sagna and, in my opinion, no better a player. If Wenger is seeking to bring him in, it may be because he is resigned to losing Sagna. Neither player would be happy to sit on the bench, that is the reason Alves is considering leaving Barcelona. He has dropped down the pecking order at the Spanish club, Adriano being the first choice. Alves is fighting for the number two spot with youngster Martin Montoya, he is not a product of the Barcelona academy and has had issues with the club before.
Alves is undoubtedly a quality player, but we already have one of those in Sagna, who has five years of Premier league experience. If Arsenal are resigned to losing the Frenchman, he could be sold as early as January, with PSG ready to pay £10 million, sccording to the Mail.