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Published on June 2nd, 2014 | by soccersweep

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Arsenal: Done Deal?

Serge Aurier may have confirmed that fact that he will be joining Arsenal this summer. The Daily Mail reports that the right back was asked directly by a fan if he would be moving to the North London club, with the player confirming the move. The YouTube clip of the event was later posted to Twitter, and the player used his official account to retweet the video adding further confirmation.

The 21-year-old Ivorian has been linked with Arsenal as a replacement for Bacary Sagna for a number of weeks thanks to a number of fine performances over the past season.

Sagna made it clear last week that he would be leaving the Emirates, with his most likely destination being Manchester City. This would mean he would follow the likes of Gael Clichy and Samir Nasri who have left the capital to move to Manchester. With the veteran defender leaving, Arsenal will have to look to invest in this area.

Aurier would provide strong competition to the still relatively inexperienced Carl Jenkinson, Arsenal’s only other right back. Although Toulouse are not actively looking to sell it is expected that a bid of around £7 million would be enough to force the transfer through.

Aurier has previously spoken of his desire to leave Toulouse for Champions League football, and has made no secret of his admiration for Arsenal. Speaking to Eurosport France the full back said:

“It is certain that I would be a little disappointed to stay in Toulouse, especially after a season like this… I would not refuse Arsenal. This is a club that has a history, which has hosted many French-speakers who also have a French coach. Plus Arsenal is always looking for titles and playing in the Champions League.”

Aurier moved to Toulouse in 2012 from Lens and has so far made 70 appearances for the club, scoring 8 goals in the process. The last season was seen as particularly positive by regular watchers of Ligue 1, combining his strong defensive qualities with attacking flair.

The young full back helped his club reach a respectable ninth place finish, leading to his first cap for the Ivory Coast.


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7 Responses to Arsenal: Done Deal?

  1. bob says:

    he and mich richards would be ideal for arsenal as they are both fan of the club,thats one stumbeling block over as they both want to be here.

  2. ANDY says:

    THIS IS NOT NEW NEWS IT HAS BEEN JOGGING ON FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS NOW. ABOUT TIME IT WAS ANNOUNCED,

  3. Sgora says:

    Do you think the media will cover Aurier’s joining of Arsenal as they do Sagna’s departure? Substantiate your answer. (50)

  4. augustine says:

    It is a nice development if that happens. Please let it be first sighnig for the clup. Every day one story or the other at the end nothing comes out of it. Good luck. Augustine.

  5. ndua Kenya says:

    this is on going story…

  6. Egbon ochuko says:

    Plsz lets forget al dis paper talk.for how long will it take to buy Aurier?we ve been hearing of his move to Arsenal over hw many weeks now,wat is coach waiting for?

  7. alfred Ondara says:

    We’re tired of the same news everyday. Let us hear that he’s been confirmed, period.

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