Could it be that Arsenal have finally begun their summer spending spree? If the latest reports from France are to be believed then it looks like Serge Aurier is set to be the first acquisition for the Gunners.
According to the Metro, the Gunners have agreed personal terms with the young Ivorian defender and now Arsenal need to agree a transfer fee with Toulouse. It seems that L’Equipe in France have reported that Aurier will sign a five-year contract on wages of £60,000-a-week to come to the Emirates next season.
They also report that Arsenal have made an initial £8 million to the French minnows and are waiting for a response from Toulouse. The 21 year-old is still currently with the Ivory Coast team in Brazil and just have to beat Greece to reach the next stage of the competition, so he is unlikely to be unveiled as an Arsenal player for a few weeks yet.
With Bacary Sagna confirmed as a Manchester City player, a new right-back was an imperative for Arsene Wenger, and it has probably been the worst-kept secret in football that Aurier was being lined up to replace him.
Gooners everywhere should now be able to breathe a sigh of relief and we can now concentrate on going all out to find our top-class striker to share the load up front with Olivier Giroud next season.