Arsenal have finally wrapped up the signing of former France Under-21s full-back Bacary Sagna from Auxerre.
The 24-year-old joins the Gunners for an undisclosed fee on a long-term contract, having recently broken into the French senior squad, although he has yet to feature for Les Bleus at the highest level.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger told his club's official website: "We are delighted to have signed Bacary. He is a very capable defender and has played consistently well for Auxerre in recent seasons.
"He plays mainly at right-back, but can also play along the defence or in midfield. He is strong, quick and enjoys defending, but also has a good offensive side to his game.
"He has a fighting spirit and will be a very good addition to our squad."
Sagna himself added: "Arsene Wenger is a major reason why I have signed for Arsenal.
"He is an excellent manager with a fantastic record and I am really looking forward to working with him."