French full-back Bacary Sagna’s contract runs out at the end of the season.
The 31-year-old right-back has been at the club since 2007, with this being his seventh season in North London.
Despite hinting that he has no plans to leave, Bacary Sagna’s Arsenal is future is in doubt following his rather precarious contract situation.
The French internationals current deal runs out in the summer, and presumed contract negotiations have stalled as Sagna reportedly wants a new 3-year deal whilst Arsenal are only looking to extend for a further two years.
With reported interest from Galatasary and French leaders Paris Saint-Germain, Sagna has options and should Arsenal not agree a deal, their loss will be someone else’s gain.
When asked about his Arsenal career, Sagna admitted not winning a trophy during his tenure at the club has been a bit embarrassing, saying:
"I've been here for seven years and we haven't won anything so it's a bit embarrassing for the club, the fans and ourselves as well.”
“As a player you want to be successful, show you have quality and when you don't win you always wonder what's happening. But it makes me even hungrier to do it.”
For such a consistent performer and arguably one of the best right-backs in the Premier League over the last couple of seasons, to leave the club trophy less would be a huge disappointment.
The Gunners are currently second in the Premier League table, one point behind leader Chelsea with a crucial clash between the two at Stamford Bridge in three weeks. With an FA Cup quarter-final game against Everton at the Emirates also this month, it could be a case of make or break for Arsene Wenger and his men.
Despite Arsenal’s trophy drought, Sagna has still reiterated that it’s his dream to represent the club, and that his love for Arsenal and the support the club has in France will remain as strong as ever.
He said reported by The Mirror: “It's great here. It was like a dream when I joined the club because I used to follow Arsenal when I was in France.”
“I love Arsenal, I love playing for Arsenal, I love my team. Arsenal is the most followed team in France and I remember I used to watch them when I was in France so it was a pleasure to play for them, so why leave?”
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