Date: 26th June 2007 at 12:38pm
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After the revelation that Carlos Tevez is interested in a move to Arsenal, a young Frenchman by the name of Bakari Sagna has also declared his interest in a move to Arsenal.

He becomes the third player today to declare his interest in a move to The Gunners.

‘I don’t know how I will react (If Auxerre stop a move to Arsenal).’

‘I always worked my hardest to receive such offers. Now that I have these opportunities, I especially do not want to miss them.

‘The foreign experience does not frighten me. I am ready to make the great jump.’


While Sagan has did not reveal anything regarding talks with Arseal, he did reveal that he has discussed the prospect of a move with former team-mate Abou Diaby.

‘It (Arsenal) is a club I like enormously. I had the chance to discuss it with Abou Diaby at a gathering of the French squad.

‘He said to me that he liked it a lot and that, if I came, it would enable me to become better.

‘For me, it would be a really exciting challenge. Arsenal has a promising team, which plays good football.

‘It is not for nothing that they are one of the best English and European clubs.’

The young Frenchman can play anywhere along the back four and would likely be there as a squad player only, but his seemingly imminent arrival would provide much-needed cover for Gael Clichy.