Toulouse star Serge Aurier has confirmed that he will join Arsenal this summer, so long as the club ask him to, after he revealed that it would be too difficult for him to say no.
According to talkSPORT the right-back, who featured in Ligue 1’s team of the year for his performances this campaign, has opened the door to a move to the Emirates Stadium following strong speculation linking with a summer transfer. The 21-year-old has long been coveted by Arsene Wenger, and is seen by Arsenal are the ideal replacement for the outgoing Bacary Sagna, who could well join Manchester City in the coming weeks.
And far from playing down talk of a move to north London, Aurier himself has revealed that if an offer was to come in from the Gunners, it would be too difficult for him to turn down.
“I've never prioritised a club in England as even the promoted clubs are respectable,” Aurier said.
"I will privilege the one that will show the most interest in me, that will give me the most game time. After that, you can't really say 'no' to Arsenal.
"It's a club with history, with a French manager, who has welcomed many French players. Arsenal are always thereabouts when it comes to trophies and a club that plays in the Champions League."
The Ivory Coast international is considered to rank amongst Wenger’s top targets for the looming transfer period, and so his comments will be music to the ears of Arsenal fans. Whilst the prospect of a defender as experienced and proven as Sagna won’t be one which is welcomed, the virtual certainty that they have a ready-made replacement waiting in the wings is something Wenger can take comfort in.