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Toulouse right back Aurier rumored to make Arsenal move

According to sources, the Côte d'Ivoire international is set to snub oil clubs PSG and Monaco for North London

Mike Hewitt

The second Arsenal link to a right back in the second-straight day has the club positioned to sign Toulouse's right back Serge Aurier in a deal rumored at £12 million, so says The Sun (subscription) and Daily Mail.

Aurier says the following, regarding his Arsenal and EPL ambition:

You cannot turn down Arsenal. PSG and Monaco are building - but it is the English league that makes me dream. It is a bit crazy, where smaller clubs can beat the big ones.

Everyone wants to play there because of the amazing atmosphere inside stadiums. Discovering this kind of league interests me in terms of sensations and emotions.

The link made today, by two of England's most reputable, trustworthy newspapers of all-time, follows the Micah Richards news yesterday, as established Arsenal right back Bacary Sagna edges ever-so-closer out the door this summer, free to sign with whatever club he wants on a Bosman transfer.

Admittedly, I'm not too aware of Aurier's strengths and weaknesses, but I do know he's both Ivorian and a right back.  Which means, if he joins, he must find a way to escape from certain fellow countryman's shadow who's spent time at Arsenal and carve out his own future at the club.