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Serge Aurier confirms Arsenal move

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Arsenal look set to complete the signing of Toulouse right-back Serge Aurier after the 21-year-old told fans he will join the Gunners while on international duty with Ivory Coast. The promising full-back was asked whether he will be joining the north London outfit this summer, to which he replied 'yes'.

The video was subsequently uploaded to YouTube and was even retweeted by Aurier's official Twitter account on Sunday night, increasingly speculation that Arsenal will sign the youngster as a direct replacement for the outgoing Bacary Sagna, who looks set to join Manchester City on a free transfer.

Aurier was engaging with spectators at the Edward Jones Dome in Missouri, where Ivory Coast lost 2-1 to Bosnia and Herzegovina in a World Cup warm-up match. He has been tipped to make an impact with the Elephants in Brazil this month and Arsene Wenger is believed to be a keen admirer of the defender.

The Ivory Coast international, who has been capped seven times, has long been linked with a £7.5m move to the Emirates Stadium following an impressive spell in France. During the 2013/14 campaign he made 34 appearances for Toulouse, scoring six goals and cementing his status as one of Ligue 1's best full-backs.

Arsenal have been linked with other full-backs - including Atletico Madrid's Juanfran - but it seems likely that Wenger will secure the services of Aurier, who will then compete with Carl Jenkinson for the right-back jersey from the start of next season.

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