With the January transfer window fast approaching in the world of football, many clubs will be hastily making plans for their recruitment in the window next month.
Some clubs, however, are facing battles further down the line to try and keep their existing players on board. Arsenal fall firmly into that category, as the battle to keep Bacary Sagna is still ongoing.
Sagna is stalling over a new deal at the Emirates, with his current contract set to expire at the end of the season.
With that in mind, if he is to leave North London for pastures new, who could potentially step into his shoes next campaign?
Let's take a look at some of the potential replacements for the Frenchman should the worst happen.