The one Group C player Arsenal should sign after the World Cup

Serge Aurier

The World Cup group stage is over, and many players have caught the eye with their impressive displays ahead of the transfer window.

Group C saw dark horses Colombia live up to their billing despite the absence of star striker Falcao, winning all three games whilst there was drama in the final round of matches as Greece scored an injury time penalty against Ivory Coast to dump the Africans out of the tournament. Japan were massively disappointing given the expectations before the competition.

There have been plenty of fine performances in Group C, from James Rodriguez and Juan Cuadrado's sensational attacking play for Colombia, to the defensive displays of Greek centre back Sokratis Papastathopoulos – but Arsenal should instead continue to pursue a long-term target this summer.

After the departure of Bacary Sagna to Premier League rivals Manchester City, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is in desperate need of a right back, and it should be one of the highest priorities on Arsenal's shopping list for the coming months – yet the man they should sign is well known after his World Cup exploits.

Toulouse star Serge Aurier, 21, has long been suggested as the man that would be arriving at the Emirates Stadium, with reports even suggesting that an £8m deal was close to completion. Now with his World Cup performances attracting even more interest, Arsenal must move to complete the deal to sign the Ivorian.

His superb attacking play led to a stunning turnaround for Ivory Coast against Japan in the opening group game, and whilst his positional play defensively showed up some deficiencies, he has all the physical attributes to become a top right back with some development – and who's better to learn under than Wenger?

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