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Arsenal Target South American Right-Back As Bacary Sagna Nears Emirates Exit

Gunners target FC Twente defender with Sagna looking likely to leave. 

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Arsenal are lining up a move for highly-rated FC Twente right-back Roberto Rosales to replace Bacary Sagna at the Emirates next season, according to reports in the Daily Mail.

Sagna’s future in north London is currently in great doubt due to the fact that his present contract with the Gunners runs out at the end of the season.

Despite the Gunners’ best efforts to extend Sagna’s stay in the capital, the player has refused to put pen to paper on a new deal, meaning that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is starting to plan for life without the French international full-back next season.

Consequently, the Frenchman is understood to have drawn up a shortlist of possible candidates to take over from Sagna next summer, with the name of Twente’s in-form Venezuela international believed to be Wenger’s first choice.

Rosales has been with the Eredivisie outfit for the past three campaigns now, during which time he has managed to net three goals in total in his 121 matches in all competitions for the club, including two strikes in his 83 league contests.

Sagna, meanwhile, has become a target for the likes of PSG and Monaco as a return to his native France seems increasingly likely.

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