Arsenal target Dortmund star

Arsene Wenger will turn to Borussia Dortmund’s Lukasz Piszczek if Bacary Sagna leaves Arsenal this summer, according to reports from The Metro.

The Gunners are believed to be discussing a new deal with their French right-back, yet it is unclear as to whether or not an agreement will be reached.

Sagna is thought to be looking for a lucrative contract amid interest from the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco, but it appears unlikely that the Londoners will be keen to offer the 31-year-old a high salary despite him being set to be a free agent in a few months’ time.

Wenger is understood to be hopeful that a compromise will be reached, however he is keeping an eye on Piszczek in the event he is left disappointed.

The Poland international has been a key member of Dortmund’s first-team set-up for some time, and has long been on Arsenal’s radar.

At 28, he is seen as a player with adequate experience to slot straight into the club’s starting XI and is believed to be seen as a financially viable option with his value estimated to be around the £7m mark.

Piszczek may well be open to a deal, with the full-back rumoured to have grown frustrated with Dortmund’s consistent selling of top players over the course of the past few years.