It is getting nearer the time when Arsenal need to make a firm decision about the right back situation. It seems that Bacary Sagna is not happy with the new contract on offer at the Emirates, and so the club must consider whether to sell him this summer or lose him the following year on a free transfer. With Carl Jenkinson showing good promise but still needing more experience, Arsenal are looking at the England international Micah Richards from Manchester City.
It appears that Arsenal fans will soon see whether the board are serious about pushing the club forward and competing for major honours. We have been told for years that success was just around the corner, as soon as the Stadium debts were clear then the Gunners would be in great shape and would start competing with the big hitters in the transfer market and for trophies and titles.
That time has apparently arrived, so Arsenal will be adding quality in the summer and not selling our best players to our rivals, but building a strong new team around the young core of players who have signed long term deals this season. According to the Mirror, Man City are going to test the determination of Arsenal this summer by trying to sign the young right back Carl Jenkinson.
The Italian Serie A side Inter Milan lost their main right back in the summer, and the Arsenal and France defender Bacary Sagna is high on their list of replacements.
31-year old Brazilian right back Maicon signed for Manchester City at the end of the summer transfer window after six years at the club. They have been alerted about the possibility of a swoop for Sagna after reports that he was unhappy with Arsenal transfer policy, specifically the sale of van Persie and Alex Song.
The opening day of this season’s champion’s league group stages was good for Arsenal in a number of ways. The obvious ones are that we took all three points away from home, we didn’t pick up any injuries, we showed that we can win when not playing our best and we got a warning about being complacent without actually getting punished.
The bonuses came from the match between Real Madrid and Manchester City. Manchester City have a massive job on their hands picking themselves up after a terrible night in Europe and getting ready to face the Gunners on Sunday. City have not had a great start to the season and Roberto Mancini has a handful of problems to deal with.