Wenger said he's a 'very good player' - but has he ended Sagna replacement option?

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Jordan Ayew will join Sochaux on loan on Monday - but Sebastien Corchia could head to Marseille as part of the deal.

Highly rated winger Jordan Ayew - once linked with the top Premier League teams - has moved to Sochaux on loan until the end of the season - to help them in their relegation scrap.

His talents are well known - even by the likes of Arsene Wenger.

In September 2013 this is what Wenger had to say about the talented Ghanaian:

“I know Jordan, he is a very good player and he has the potential of being a great player. We have scouts who look around for such talents and I believe they would have spotted him.”

But now Ayew might be about to scupper potential Arsenal plans for the future of their team.

Bacary Sagna’s deal at the club expires in the summer - and so far talks are ongoing but many expect him to be on his way out of the club next summer with interest from Turkey, France and Italy in his services.

With that in mind plenty of right-backs have been linked with Arsenal over the past 12 months - and in the summer one in particular sprung up.

French under-21 international Sebastien Corchia was heavily linked with a switch to the Gunners in the summer - as well as numerous clubs across Europe.

Corchia is tipped to become the future right-back for France, taking the mantle from Sagna - so could he do the same at Arsenal?

At the tail end of June it was reported by most major sources that a deal for Sebastien Corchia to join Lyon from Sochaux was all but a foregone conclusion.

However while a deal with Lyon was reportedly a ‘done-deal’ it could not have been as done as we all thought. Because Corchia is still a Sochaux player, after Lyon reportedly refused to meet the asking price for the player.

He also saw a move to Torino fall through on transfer deadline day - and is now struggling to help his side out of yet another relegation battle.

But it seems Marseille have a plan. The Ayew deal has been held up now for a couple of days - with Marseille coach and director Jose Anigo stating a deal will go through on Monday.

However reports suggest that Marseille want Corchia on loan as a return for Ayew’s arrival - ahead of a permanent signing in the summer.

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