Arsenal take a step closer to announcing our first new signing

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.

Sagna replacement Aurier just waiting for Arsenal to ask

Aurier

Serge Aurier wants to come and play for Arsenal so badly he can taste it. If his posting pictures of himself in an Arsenal shirt did not make it clear enough to Arsene Wenger and his coaching staff, the Ivorian international right back has made another statement to leave the Gunners in no doubt.

The 21-year old defender was speaking about his future, as reported by Talksport, after celebrating his inclusion if the French Ligue 1 team of the season, alongside the likes of Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovich. He is well aware that his performances for Toulouse, with six goals coming from his 34 starts, have attracted interest from around Europe, but he seems to have his heart set on England and the Premier League. And there is no doubt that Arsenal are the club he is really waiting for.

That’s more like it! Arsenal linked with unknown right back

Never mind Higuain, Fellaini and Fabregas; Arsenal are being linked with a young and exciting Ivorian right back currently playing for Toulouse. Aurier previously spoke during the week about his interest in a move to Everton and Marseille, but the player tweeted the following picture of himself on holiday wearing an Arsenal replica jersey!

Aurier

So who is Serge Aurier? He’s a 20 year old Ivorian full back that has attracted interest from several teams after his recent impressive season for Toulouse. When discussing his future earlier this week, he spoke about his admiration for both Everton and Marseille.

Capoue is Arsenal’s main target as Mario Gotze rules himself out

Although there is still some time before the end of the season, there are lots of Arsenal transfer rumours in the papers lately. The Daily Express is claiming that Arsene Wenger tried hard to buy Etienne Capoue from Toulouse in January and believes that the French club will allow the defensive midfielder to finally move to the Emirates this summer.

Arsenal are definitely in need of a hard man in the middle and Capoue would certainly fit the bill for most Arsenal fans, but one player that EVERY Gooner would like to see at the Emirates is the German youngster Mario Gotze. But the Dortmund man has announced that he has no interest in joining Arsenal as he has bigger clubs in mind if he left Dortmund.

Serie A midfielder confirms Arsenal interest

There have been many Arsenal transfer rumours linking the Genoa midfielder Kevin Constant with a move to the Emirates, but now the player himself has confirmed that the Gunners have been making enquiries.

He said: “I am flattered by interest shown by clubs such as Arsenal and Lazio.”

“I am playing regularly and am very happy to be here in Genoa. I am 24 years old and would want to play regularly at this age, so all this has to be clear before I would consider moving to a new club.”