Defender Close To Arsenal Move, Five-Year Deal Agreed – Report

By on May 8, 2014

Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Serge Aurier with the defender set to sign a five-year deal at the club if Bacary Sagna leaves this summer, according to reports in Italy.

Sagna is out-of-contract at the end of the season and is no closer to penning an extension, despite several rounds of talks with the club.

Thankfully it looks like Arsene Wenger has already identified his replacement, with Italian outlet Tutto Mercato Web claiming today that the boss has made Serge Aurier his No.1 target.

The site suggests that a deal is close and the Ivory Coast has already agreed a five-year contract, so it sounds like it’s just waiting for the official go-ahead when Sagna confirms his next move.

It difficult to say how accurate this report is but Aurier has been linked with Arsenal in recent transfer windows and is a self-confessed Gooner. The player has previously tweeted photos of himself wearing an Arsenal shirt on his holiday’s last summer:

He was also given an Arsenal top with his name on it as a present by his Toulouse team-mates back in January, so it’s safe to say the 21-year-old would jump at the chance of replacing Sagna.

He’s also a fine player and has been enjoying an excellent season in Ligue 1, with his adventurous displays catching the eye of several teams. If you believe the newspapers.

Obviously he’s not proven in the Premier League, and my personal choice would be Seamus Coleman if we do end up needing to replace Sagna this summer, but Aurier would be a decent alternative.


  1. Ben

    May 8, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Pisczek would be my ideal choice, but Aurier is much better than Coleman.

    • optimist habila

      May 9, 2014 at 6:55 am

      At 21 and not Euro experience I wouldn’t go for Aurier, or any one, as Sagna’s replacement.

  2. Ebuka

    May 8, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    Wat are u saying ave u seen him play

  3. Wasai

    May 8, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    I could not believe it now. Let’s see him play.

  4. saeed ibrahim saeed

    May 9, 2014 at 12:14 am

    I’m happy to be a arsenal fans even didn’t win trophy 4 a long time no problem that is how God wish i’m advisine us arsenal be patien we will be better next season

  5. Obuke joseph

    May 9, 2014 at 12:58 am

    Pls wenger should sign top players for the team

    • cedric

      May 9, 2014 at 7:51 am

      we only need a CM (alex song back) and a stacker( persie back) then we done. no need of big names.

      • bc

        May 9, 2014 at 4:02 pm

        song was a one season wonder and van persie an 18 month wonder. I don’t want either back. as for keeping sagna, yes fine, but only if he accepts the 25% pay rise and 2 year deal currently on offer. If not aurier is a better player now than sagna, so I would sign him even if sagna does stay. then its just, kasper schmeicel, javi Martinez, Edison cavani and loic remy or carlos vela and we are ready to challenge

  6. luke emmanuel

    May 9, 2014 at 4:53 am

    wenger should go for seamus coleman of evaton, for sagna replacement……nomore noless….up gunnerz!!!

  7. Gab

    May 9, 2014 at 6:19 am

    The transfer window is about to reopens arsenal and wenger useless deals. I believe wenger will never win EPL again. He should be sacked. The coming of ozil to the club has bring in some good luck but he fails to add players in winter transfers. Every season the month of Feb. Is always a bad months for arsenal. Wenger as a manager need to indintfy this but he fails.

  8. Ebuka

    May 9, 2014 at 6:40 am

    Seamus coleman will be everybody choice but everton wont sell.i believe aurier transfer a done deal.jst hope he knws how to play.but with 6 goals and 6 assitis.i tink he will be gud

  9. Rahul

    May 9, 2014 at 8:03 am

    Seen Aurier play and I think its safe to say the guy is a beast. I know he has no PL experience, but neither did Sagna when he joined Arsenal. I’d be very happy if he replaced Sagna.

  10. mohammed kabir

    May 9, 2014 at 8:10 am

    aurier shd be a good player with d rate at which big teams r looking 4 him less hope he is going be a good buy n be prosper in England if is true best of luck to aurier ameen

  11. byamukama

    May 9, 2014 at 8:24 am

    I think its e tym zat arsenal needs experienced signings if zea 2 win epl next seasion. Let wanger put down his useles economics if not he leaves e door open 4 azas

  12. Kiriisa

    May 9, 2014 at 9:06 am

    what should be done by Wenger & the arsenal board is to offer Sagna da $100000.He has got da premiership experience dat we need next season.sign aulier as a back up for Sagna.

  13. babatunde jamiu

    May 9, 2014 at 9:36 am

    pls mr winger help us arsenal fans end on trophy isu buy sagna replase ment and ataita and clasick sraicker. Lik costa and oder people lik u no. Pls and pls

  14. Okönkwo chinedu

    May 9, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Arsene wenger shud offer sagna anoda contract dat wil keep hm at arsenal next seasn nd also sign aurier as his back up option since he z stil 21 yrs Gunner til jesus come

  15. James

    May 9, 2014 at 11:03 am

    What an amature writting,

    • Leon

      May 11, 2014 at 7:37 pm

      Amature writting ?

  16. chinasa

    May 9, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    in Arsene we trust, wenger knows who he will buy lets support him, remember many clubs tryied what we (fans) wants the club and manager to do and 75% of them failed. however arsene want the best for us (fans) ggggggguuuuunnnnnnnnneeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrsssssssssss444444444444444lllllllllliiiiiiiifffffffffffffffeeeeeeeeeee.

  17. kuteesa david

    May 9, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    pleas wenger make sme sensable tranfers so dat we can win trophies

  18. Dee-one.

    May 9, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Arsenal Fans. Hahahaahahaha!

  19. Benjamin Teko

    May 9, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    If wenger want to do something about signing players, we need from him to be fast and go straight to d point is not for mouth…end of the day he is not going to make us happy… l don’t wish in dat way. Up gunners!!!

  20. ayuba

    May 10, 2014 at 4:16 am

    pls wenger try 2 sign beta playa.

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