Arsenal seek out Sagna replacement

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has targeted Seamus Coleman as the man to replace
Bacary Sagna, according to reports in The Sunday People.

Sagna is out of contract in the summer and has yet to sign a new deal, forcing Wenger to identify possible replacements for his French full-back.

The Arsenal boss has turned his attentions to Coleman following some impressive performances on the right-hand side of the Everton defence in the early parts of the season.

The Irish international has established himself as a first team regular and is under contract at Goodison Park until the summer of 2018 having signed a five-and-a-half-year deal with the club in December last year.

Everton boss Roberto Martinez is unlikely to want to sell the 25-year-old, although The Sunday People are reporting that an offer of around £10million may be enough to convince the Spaniard to part with one of his prized assets.

Coleman would provide a like-for-like replacement for Sagna who could bring an end to his seven-year stay in North London if he fails to agree to a new deal at the Emirates Stadium before the end of the season.

The 30-year-old has been a regular part of Arsenal team that have impressed many with their early season form and may want to sort out his future before next summer's World Cup, which he'll hope to attend with France.

Wenger will have the perfect opportunity to take a closer look at Coleman today (Sunday) when Arsenal host Everton, hoping to go seven points clear at the top of the Premier League table.

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