Former Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has had his say on one of Arsenal’s reported summer targets to replace Hector Bellerin.
The Spaniard – who took over the reins from Sagna after the Frenchman left Arsenal – has been in the news a lot lately. His performances have come under a lot of criticism, while a report from CBS Sports has claimed that he is considering leaving the club this summer.
That is a very real possibility.
Bellerin was close to leaving Arsenal last summer, but Mikel Arteta convinced him to stay. That might not be the case anymore and the full-back could well move on at the end of this season.
Arsenal will have to bring in a replacement if Bellerin does leave and Inter Milan star Achraf Hakimi is reportedly on our list of targets. (The Telegraph)
Sagna has now had his say on the former Real Madrid man. He claims that fellow right full-back Hakimi was ‘not that good’ when he first saw him, but admits that he has been surprised by how well the Moroccan has played recently.
He told Goal: “I am sure they are assessing the situation quite well and they already have someone in mind [if Bellerin leaves].
“Hakimi is never tired, he’s always going forward. He’s so fast. I was surprised when I saw him playing for Madrid because for me he was not that good.
“You could see the potential, but I never expected him to do as well as he is doing now.”