Bacary Sagna has agreed to join Manchester City on a three year deal when his contract with Arsenal ends on 30 June, the club have confirmed.
Sagna, 31, failed to agree a new deal with the club despite negotiations taking place throughout the season and will now link up with former teammates Gael Clichy and Samir Nasri at the Etihad Stadium.
After arriving from Auxerre in 2007, the France international has been a constant presence on the right hand side of the Gunners' defence, making 284 appearances for the club.
Sagna concluded his final season in north London style last month, helping the club end their trophy drought and lift the FA Cup in his last game for the club.
Having already confirmed his plans to leave the club, Sagna published an open letter to Arsenal fans through his Instagram account on Thursday, thanking fans for their support.
"I just wanna thank the whole Arsenal fc... a family to me , a club who taught me so much in 7 years."
When it came to thanking people, Sagna typed "I wanna thank the whole staff working at the club, the fans for accepting me so fast... Of course i wanna thank the coach MR WENGER... who believed in me..gave me his trust..and clearly changed my life. Now, it's time for me to move on".
A statement from Manuel Pellegrini's side read: "Manchester City are delighted to announce that Bacary Sagna will join the Club for next season.
"The 31-year-old full-back will complete his transfer from Arsenal on a three year contract following the World Cup in Brazil, where he is currently on duty with the French squad."