Manchester City fans are gloating here in the Football Transfer Tavern and it is all down to Metro.
The publication have claimed that Arsenal right back Bacary Sagna has left the Gunners and like a fair few before him, has defected to Manchester City – according to reports in France.
The French defender was begged by not only Arsenal fans during their victory parade but also by his manager to stay at Emirates Stadium.
However in the face of a three-year deal from the Premier League champions and indeed a hefty pay rise, it seems that unlike for Yaya Toure, love just wasn’t enough.
City had been looking for cover at right back and we now think that this almost confirms the fact that Micah Richards will be departing in the summer, with Liverpool and ironically Arsenal leading the race for the England international.
Of course, now that Sagna has left it will mean that Arsene Wenger will have to search for an alternative right back and there are a fair few names flying around the transfer tavern that we agree with – namely Toulouse’s Serge Aurier.