Bakari Sagna: Onto Arsenal

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Bakari Sagna of AJ Auxerre, the only club never to be relegated in Ligue 1 history is set to join Arsenal except that his club seems to be holding out a wee bit longer probably for another half a mil. Arsenal will most likely sign him for 7 million pounds. His choice is a bit puzzling because even though he is a highly rated right back, we are fairly well endowed in that department having Emmanuel Eboue and Justin Hoyte.
A few factors that might have influenced Wenger’s choice. Fiorentina is likely to announce Freddie Ljungberg’s signing in a few days so that leaves us thin on the right flank even though Ljungberg was clearly not firing on all cylinders in the last two seasons. Wenger would like to develop Eboue’s right wing play as Sagna sits back. Eboue will also see Africa Cup duty along with Toure for Cote D’Ivoire leaving Arsenal hollow at the back for three weeks (depending on how far Cote D’Ivoire goes). Concerns about the goals conceded on the right side also may have prompted Wenger to sign Sagna.
Sagna has seen plenty of U21 action and has already earned his first cap for Les Bleus. He is eventually slated to replace Willy Sagnol.
Amongst the razzle dazzle of Henry, Torres, Bent, Hargreaves, Pizarro, Bale, as transfers, the signing of Arsenal’s more low key acquisitions, seems to be but a footnote. There is plenty of talk of Obafemi Martins on target as our next signing but his undoubted talent and direct, powerful style reminiscent of Drogba should be tempered by the fact that Martins seems to be a bit of a loose cannon. Personally, I would prefer Anelka because he would love to be back in Arsenal with the requisite attitude correction. However, the baggage he brings seems to be something the Arsenal board does not want to deal with.

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6 comments on “Bakari Sagna: Onto Arsenal
  1. Bakari is fine, as lond as he has domenechs approaval. But, he should shave those things he has on his head. I don’t like then dear.

  2. Bakari is fine, as long as he has domenechs approaval. But, he should shave those things he has on his head. I don’t like then dear.

  3. Bakari is fine, as long as he has domenechs approaval. But, he should shave those things he has on his head. I don’t like then dear.

  4. Personally I think signing Sagna is a big boost for us,besides,he will prove to be a much better asset than Mr.motor-mouyh,egotistical ANELKA,As for Obafemi,we could do with a bit of muscle upfront to make work easier for “the Dutch Maestro” V.Persie

  5. Bakari may be a gd signing but that means Eboue will only be tried out on the right wing side which is not his play strength

  6. Signing Bakari is a boost in the arsenal defence. It will build up the right wing talent for Eboue. Last season he tapped a couple of brilliant crosses to Henry’s head and they went ‘home’.

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