Arsenal look to have already lined up a replacement for their Manchester City-bound right-back, Bacary Sagna. And he comes in the stickily-built mould of Ivorian international, Serge Aurier.
The 21-year-old, who currently plies his trade at Toulouse in Ligue 1, enjoyed a stellar campaign in France, and has received admiring glances from across Europe.
Arsenal’s interest in the Ivorian stems from months back now, with Arsene Wenger’s chief scout in France, Gilles Grimandi, having been impressed by his quality on numerous occasions this season.
While the news is still fresh that the Gunners have turned down the option to buy back Cesc Fabregas, an early deal to fill the void left by Sagna’s departure will be welcome news.
However, the club require more than just Aurier to bolster a squad which struggled under pressure last season, so here are SIX players who look likely to join him at the Emirates Stadium next season.