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According to David Woods of the Daily Star, Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna is poised to sign with Manchester City.
The France international, whose most recent game for the Gunners helped them end a nine-year wait for a trophy, has agreed to a £140,000-per-week deal with the Premier League champions.
Arsenal supporters left the 31-year-old in no doubt as to their feelings with several choruses of "Bacary Sagna, we want you to stay" in recent games.
However, Woods claims the North London club refused to improve their offer of £80,000 a week on a two-year contract.
When, or if, Sagna makes his move to the Etihad Stadium, he will be in direct competition with old rival Pablo Zabaleta for the right-back role.
The Argentina international is younger than Sagna and is a fans' favourite at City after playing 48 matches for the club to help them win the title and the Capital One Cup this season.
But if you look across to the other side of the Manchester City defence, you will see just why Manuel Pellegrini wants to add Sagna as competition and support to Zabaleta.
While the Argentine has featured in almost every game, the left-sided duties have been relatively shared between Aleksandar Kolarov and Gael Clichy.
And it is understandable that the City boss wants a similar situation on the right as he prepares to defend the Premier League title and launch an assault on the Champions League.
But there is little to choose in quality between the two right-backs, as statistics from Squawka prove, and Pellegrini is heading toward a serious selection dilemma.
Zabaleta and Sagna were also involved in an unseemly altercation during the 2010-11 Premier League season, when both were dismissed during a match.
Zabaleta's red card was later rescinded on appeal, but the French defender was left seething about what led to the incident, as Matt Fortune of the Daily Mail reported in January 2011.
Sagna was quoted as saying:
When Zabaleta swore at me I just blew a fuse. I can speak Spanish, and I understood the insults he aimed at me. I did not want to take them lying down, he pushed me to the limit.
I regret my actions, and I am the first to say that these types of gestures should be banned from the field of play. But I cracked up on Wednesday. I felt hatred for him.
But I am not a gangster. The sending-off will serve as a lesson to me for the future, and I won’t make the same mistake again.
Believability Meter: High
This move looks to be set in stone if newspaper reports are to be believed, but to the external eye, it seems to be a strange one.
Sagna will be leaving the Emirates Stadium with the club riding a wave of optimism following the FA Cup win which ended a nine-year silverware drought.
Money and security is bound to be a factor if Woods' figures are correct, but it doesn't quite make sense for the France international to duel with Zabaleta at the Etihad Stadium when his place in the Gunners team is so secure and the team appearing to be heading in an upward trajectory.