Managerial merry-go-round could see Gunners defender move to Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
Real Madrid could move for Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna this summer with the club unsatisfied with the options they have at right full back.
The France international has long been linked with a move to his home country, with Paris Saint-Germain the strongest linked team in recent weeks, and the Gunners star has confirmed on his personal website that the capital side were his boyhood team.
However, PSG boss Carlo Ancelotti appears set to move to Real Madrid, and the club have signed Gregory Van Der Wiel from Ajax to fill the right back position.
The wily Italian manager, whose favoured formation deploys his left eyebrow in a free role, has been linked with a move to Los Blancos for months this season, with question marks over Jose Mourinho’s future, and Sagna could be his first signing upon taking the reigns in the Spanish capital.
Real Madrid’s current right back options are Alvaro Arbeloa and on-loan Chelsea utility man Michael Essien, and Bacary Sagna is certainly an upgrade on those.
With his Arsenal contract expiring in the summer, a Real Madrid deal would not cost the earth.