Bacary Sagna – one of Arsenal’s most consistent performers over the last seven years – would appear to be on his way out of the club. Although Wenger was fairly optimistic about his contract situation earlier in 2014, negotiations have come to a standstill. According to Arsene, Arsenal have put forward their final contract offer to the right back, yet his representatives have shown no signs of getting him to put pen to paper.
But now is not the time to worry about whether he’ll have a change of heart. At 31 years old, the signs of Sagna’s decline are already beginning to show. His pace has been eroded by injuries and old age, and he does not offer anywhere near the attacking threat he used to. With money in the bank waiting to be spent, now would be the perfect time for Wenger to sign a replacement – but who?
So, without further adieu, let’s take a look at three possible players the club could bring in to replace him: