Sagny Admits He Is Set to Leave Arsenal
Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has admitted for the first time that he is set to leave the club at the end of the season. The defender is out of contract in a few weeks and talks for a new contract have reached a deadline. He is thought to be holding out for a two-year contract worth around £ 100,000 per week. Arsenal are believed to be not ready to match either of those requests. Hence, the 31-year-old could leave the club on a free transfer with the likes of Manchester city and Chelsea ready to pounce on him.
Sagna has proven in the last few years that he is one of the finest right backs in the country. He has been a steady player for Arsenal since signing for the club in 2007 from Auxerre. Despite the contract situation and the fact that he is about to sign for a rival club, Sagna is set to start for Arsenal in the FA Cup final against Hull City. This match presents a great opportunity for the club to end the nine-year wait for a trophy. French outfit PSG are also thought to be tracking the situation.
Arsenal have announced deals for several players like Laurent Koscielny and Aaron Ramsey.
“I’m out of contract, as everyone knows. I still consider myself as an Arsenal player at present. But actually we had a small problem to agree [with the club], and I don’t think stay at Arsenal at the end of the season,” said the defender ahead of the FA Cup final. Arsene Wenger has been stating up until now that he was confident that Sagna would sign a new deal. Despite coming up with several career threatening injuries in the last few years, Sagna’s position at the club has not been threatened up until now.