It has now been confirmed, what we have all expected for some time, that Bacary Sagna will be leaving Arsenal this summer.
The French international is out of contract at the club and has now made his decision to leave public, suggesting that the offer he had from Arsenal did not meet the demands he was seeking.
This conclusion has of course been a long time coming.
With that in mind there has been a plethora of right full-backs linked with a move to Arsenal over the past 12-18 months. From Dani Alves to Sebastien Corchia - a litany of names have been spoken about as potential Sagna replacements. But one name mentioned, that would have been a good by, was Burnley defender Kieran Trippier.
The talented full-back has been at Turf Moor since leaving boyhood club Manchester City in 2012. Last season he was the best right-back in the Championship and at 23-years-old he would fit the young and British philosophy that Arsene Wenger appears to appreciate at the moment.
But if Arsenal were thinking of Trippier as their potential Sagna replacement, well it doesn't look likely.
That is because Trippier signed a new deal at Burnley today. The talent, who will be playing Premier League football with The Clarets next season, has signed a three-year extension to his current deal - committing his future to Burnley until 2017.
He said of the new deal on his personal Twitter account:
Delighted to have signed a new 3 year contract— kieran trippier (@trippier2) May 31, 2014
So this is one name off the Arsenal right-back shopping list. The club will be looking at different solutions to this one problem area in the weeks to come, but they will do well to find as dedicated a player as they would have got in Trippier.