While we are counting the days to read Bacary Sanga’s exit as an official announcement, it has been reported that Ivory Coast International Serge Aurier as his replacement leaving Carl Jenkinson to continue playing in the second choice role.
It is needless to say he is the perfect replacement for the departing Sagna as his stats reveal that he is on par with the Europe’s elite and has a better interception and tackling rate than any other defender in the Premier League. Aurier, who has been linked with a £7.5m move to the Emirates has dropped the biggest of hints that he will soon move to the London club.
An Arsenal fan @Kandzet, who was present during Ivory Coast’s friendly match last Firday managed to take a video where he asks the defender whether he is coming to Arsenal. He also confirms that Aurier replied in a positive manner.
While we cannot take the words of an Arsenal fan, who claims that he has heard it from the player, but when Aurier himself re-tweets the video it only makes his case strong.
— ADÖ AURIER (@Kandzet) May 31, 2014
Here is the video, which Aurier re-tweeted.
Aurier has also posted pictures of himself wearing Arsenal jerseys in the past.
— SergeAurierOfficiel (@Serge_Aurier) June 29, 2013
So what do you guys think, is he the perfect replcament for Sagna?