In the wake of the news that Bacary Sagna wants to leave Arsenal, following their offer of £60,000 a week it seems that Arsenal may be set to leave another of their highest profile players, even if subsequent news has suggested Sagna might not be going anywhere. Wages have always been a problematic area for the Gunners, with many of their former stars complaining at the clubs inability to compete with other sides. It now appears as though Sagna could be the next star to leave the Emirates, as he is said to feel disrespected at the club’s offer of an extension at £60,000 a week, a small sum in comparison to the other top right-backs in the league. So if the French international is to leave, then who should Arsene Wenger look to bring in?
We’re looking at Arsene Wenger’s options in signing a replacement – who he should consider, and who may or may not be available on the current market. In the usual fashion, some of the names that appear below are fantasy picks – they would certainly fit the mold for Arsenal and plug any hole created by Sagna’s departure.
1. Sebastien Corchia
- Club: Sochaux
- Nationality: French
Sebastien Corchia is another player who fits the bill perfectly for Arsene Wenger: he is still relatively unknown in world football, and is still yet to be capped by France at full international level, but he has represented them at every youth level. His reputation is growing within France and many believe that he will become a key part of the France squad in the coming years.
It was claimed that Arsenal had a bid rejected for the full back during the summer, so could Wenger renew his interest if Bacary Sagna leaves?
Likelihood of moving: 8/10
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This article was first posted on December 8, 2012