Wenger turns to Aurier by AH
Amongst reports that Wenger is on the lookout for a new Right Back, following the uncertainty of Bacary Sagna’s contract situation at the club, Wenger has listed his options and it’s believed that Micah Richards, Sebastien Corchia and Serge Aurier are all on the list with the latter option now being the most likely according to recent speculation.
Although Bacary Sagna still remains at the club for the time being there are rumours that the 30 year old will be moving away from North London this summer, with a return to France with PSG looking the most likely. There is still a chance the Frenchman could sign a new contract with the Gunner’s but with negotiations being slow in the process and after a relatively poor season, we could have seen the last of Sagna which is why Wenger has reportedly weighed up his options.
We can almost rule out Corchia coming to Arsenal despite the previously strong links, as it seems the Sochaux defender favours a move to Ligue 1 side Lyon this summer. Micah Richards is also a strong rumour and in fact probably has some real truth in it considering the Englishman has been a target for Arsenal for some years now, although City plan to offer him a new contract. So the player I think we may sign for this position if anyone is Toulouse’s Serge Aurier.
Aurier is highly rated and has been very impressive despite his lack of experience at the top level and has also gained interest from Marseille. He may not be a big name defender that everyone has but it would be very unlike Wenger not to sign his typical young French starlet, although I suppose you could argue he already has in Yaya Sanogo, which by the way still hasn’t been announced officially by the club.
Back to Aurier and he has in fact posted a picture on his official twitter account of what seems to be himself on holiday wearing an Arsenal shirt, which only fuels the speculation further, giving real hints that he may well be part of the Arsenal set up next season. At least we know that he would not snub us.
Some would say that at just 20 years old, why sign him when we have Jenkinson and then Bellerin not far away, and honestly I agree. I think if this is the case and we aren’t going to sign an experienced right back then we might as well stick with the ever impressive Jenkinson because I really do believe that he holds all the qualities to be Arsenal’s number one right back for many years to come. But Aurier could then be his cover. What do you think Gooners?