Sagna welcomes Gervinho link

Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has welcomed the club's interest in Lille star Gervinho.

Gunners star also plans to stay put

Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has welcomed the club's interest in Lille star Gervinho. Lille claim Arsenal are set to hold talks with Gervinho about a possible move to the Emirates this week. Arsenal are favourites ahead of Tottenham, Liverpool and Newcastle to land the highly-rated Ivory Coast international. Sagna believes the skilful attacker would be a welcome addition to Arsene Wenger's side next season. "I've heard about him. He's a gifted player," Sagna told France's RMC radio station "This season, he was a key player for Lille, and really help his team to be champion. "He's got a wonderfull technique on a football field, and I'm sure he would be welcome."

Staying put

Meanwhile, Sagna insists he plans to stay at Arsenal despite being linked with a move away from the club. The likes of Bayern Munich and Inter Milan have been linked with the right-back, but Sagna claims he is happy to remain with the Gunners. "I have a very good feeling playing with these team, and I'm convinced a lot of French players want to be in my position," added Sagna. "But it's true I would have preferred to finish the season with a smile and a trophy. "Everything is possible, but I can say I'm now at Arsenal 99%."

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