Arsenal want Sebastian Jung to replace Bacary Sagna

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Arsenal have highlighted Eintracht Frankfurt defender Sebastian Jung as potential replacement for contract rebel Bacary Sagna, according to the Evening Standard.

Officials at the Emirates are currently in last-ditch talks with Sagna over a new contract but appear no closer to closing the impasse between the two parties.

Sagna is demanding a three-year deal worth £100,000-a-week while the Gunners are only willing to offer him a two-year deal worth £75,000-a-week. Such a difference between offers makes it inevitable that the right-back will leave in the summer.

In response, Arsenal have started highlighting potential replacements for Sagna, who has been the firm first-choice right-back at Arsenal for the last seven years. One player highlighted as a potential replacement in German youngster Jung.

Jung is a firm first team regular at Frankfurt but the club have struggled to compete in the Bundesliga this season. They currently lie 13th in the table and still face the threat of relegation.

Even if they do survive it looks like Jung will leave and Arsenal could offer him an exit route. Jung is looking to break into the German national team and playing Champions League football with Arsenal next season will improve his chances.

Wenger has shown a growing affinity to German players in recent years, signing the likes of Lukas Podolski, Per Mertesacker and Mesut Ozil in recent season. They also have Serge Gnabry and Gedion Zelalem coming through the youth ranks and into the first team.

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