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3 players Arsenal should be keeping an eye on this weekend

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Arsenal watch - Potential Sagna replacement, PSG midfielder and Bayern Munich striker all involved.

In our newest feature, we take a look at three players Arsenal should be keeping an eye on this weekend with the summer transfer window fast approaching.

Unlike most player suggestion pieces, we're going to work this on a week-to-week basis, looking at players either in form, or playing in situations which could tilt Arsenal's interest either way.

In our first installment of this feature, we're going to look at three players that are well known to Arsene Wenger and could be in his plans for the summer. Two of the players we're going to look at could be going into a game crucial to their careers, while another is just looking to keep building up his reputation.

Serge Aurier

Toulouse full-back Serge Aurier is a 21-year-old defender that has already been touted as the 'natural replacement' for Bacary Sagna, who looks more and more likely to leave this summer.

The Ivory Coast international will travel to relegation threatened Rennes this evening in a game that could put Toulouse well inside Ligue 1's top-half.

Although the game looks fairly straight forward on paper, Rennes have only scored one goal less than third placed Lille, so it should prove to be a good challenge for the Arsenal target.

Yohan Cabaye

The 28-year-old French international has found the move to Paris quite difficult early on, because he has gone from playing every week to becoming a bit-part player. Which was to be expected upon joining one of the top clubs in the world in January.

However, in the midfielder's last appearance against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League, he was simply stunning.

He put in a performance that should put him at the forefront of selection for this weekend's game against Saint Etienne. And if he isn't selected it begs the question, what will he have to do to eventually break into the side.

Therefore, opening the door for Arsenal to try to sway him towards a quick exit when the summer transfer window opens, or more importantly, when the World Cup is finishes.

Mario Mandzukic

The 27-year-old striker has been in prolific form since the January transfer window shut and with his position in the side at stake next season, who can blame him for putting in 100%

However, much like team-mate Toni Kroos' situation at Bayern Munich, no matter how good you perform there is a line of world-class players vying for your position and you could end up on the bench, which he did in Bayern's last league game against Wolfsburg.

Nevertheless, he came off the bench with half-an-hour left on the clock and struck twice as a late flurry of Bayern goals sealed a 6-1 win over the former Bundesliga champions. He went on to start the game against Arsenal in the Champions League, however, he put in a quiet performance.

And with early predictions suggesting he could be on the bench for their game against Bayer Leverkusen, it could add to the straws currently on the camel's back, so to speak.

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