ARSENAL are close to signing Auxerre right-back Bakari Sagna for £6million.
Sagna, recently voted France’s best player in his position by his fellow players, was in the national squad for the first time for Saturday’s Euro 2008 qualifying win over Ukraine.
Auxerre are aware of the Gunners’ interest and admit they are likely to lose their 24-year-old star, whose career took off after a switch of postion from centre-forward.
Manager Jean Fernandez said: “The ideal thing would be for him to stay another year but that appears difficult.”
if we get him, we could possibly play him as right back and switch hleb with eboue. i dont think arsenal could cope without eboues attacking capabilities.