Saturday September 29 2012
Arsenal prepare Basta bid

Arsenal are thought to be preparing a January swoop for Udinese midfielder Dusan Basta as the heir to Bacary Sagna.

British newspapers claim the Gunners are showing a strong interest in the Serbian wide man, who has become one of the key players at the Stadio Friuli.

Basta scored in the Champions League play-offs against Sporting Braga and netted an absolute screamer against Siena last week.

It is reported that Arsene Wenger sees 28-year-old Basta as the ideal alternative to transfer-listed Sagna.

Basta can play on the right wing or as right-back.

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