Bacary Sagna

Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna is open to making a move to Manchester City when his contract expires in the summer, according to the Daily Mail.

The defender is out of contract at the end of the season and reports state that City are willing to offer him a three-year contract, which the Frenchman was aspiring at Arsenal.

Should the move come to fruition, he will be the fifth Arsenal player to move to City alongside the likes of Samir Nasri, Gael Clichy, Emmanuel Adebayor and Kolo Toure in recent years.

The Gunners are still talking to the defender over his situation at Arsenal but with time running out, it is likely that the France international will not finish his career in red and white.

Sagna has been one of Arsenal's best players this season and will be a major miss if he decides to strengthen their rivals.

The Frenchman gives Arsenal the option of an extra centre-back with the player capable of slotting into the backline, something Arsene Wenger has tried in recent months to good effect.

The defender has been linked with a move to Inter Milan but club president Erick Thohir has revealed that he will not be moving to the Serie A as the player has decided to ply his trade in the Premier League.

"I think (Bacary) Sagna won't arrive because he has decided to stay in the Premier League. Right now we only have (Yuto) Nagatomo and Jonathan. If one of them gets injured you need somebody else to come in. But we have to accept the fact he (Sagna) wants to stay in England. We understand and in that case we might bring in a young player from our academy," Thohir said.

The Gunners are out of the title race as it stands, trailing leaders Chelsea by six points, with seven games left in the season.