Kicking off this list is Liverpool’s Glen Johnson, recently billed by the tabloids as Bacary Sagna’s successor in North London.
The England international has continually rebuffed the Anfield club’s many attempts to extend his contract this term, and with his current deal set to expire in summer 2015, it’s believed he could be thrown on the transfer scrapheap at the end of the season.
At the age of 29, the former West Ham trainee doesn’t offer much in the way of longevity. But he’s undoubtedly one of the most experienced right-backs in the Premier League, with nearly 300 top flight appearances under his belt, and his solid track record is unrivalled by the other candidates on this list.
The Reds defender is amid yet another consistent campaign after battling with injury at the start of the season, in which he’s operated at left-back on occasion and in right midfield.
With his contract winding down and Liverpool reportedly considering other right-back options too, Johnson could be available to the Gunners for surprisingly cheap this summer. There are even rumours that Sagna could go the other way.