Bacary Sagna: Another Arsenal star to leave because of money?

The Gunners right-back is being tipped to exit North London this summer, with a move to Turkish giants Fenerbahce on the cards.

Arsenal may well have to find a new right-back this summer, as long-serving defender Bacary Sagna looks increasingly likely to spurn the opportunity to extend his contract with the club.

The France international’s future has been a bone of contention for the Emirates Stadium faithful for the last 12 months, with Sagna being linked with plenty of other clubs.

The latest rumbling contests that the full-back is on the verge of agreeing a move to newly crowned Turkish champions Fenerbahce, who are believed to ready to offer him a lucrative contract to ditch Arsene Wenger’s men.

Sagna has been critical of the club in the past and was vocal when Arsenal sold the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri, Robin van Persie and Alex Song.

However, for the Frenchman, is a move to Fenerbahce really a step in the right direction?

Sagna has proven himself as one of the most consistent full-backs in the Premier League and as such surely has plenty of high-profile clubs he could move to.

With Arsenal set to play Champions League football again next term, wouldn’t Sagna be best to stay with them or move to another big club in England or one of the major European leagues?

From the outside it looks like Sagna is following in the footsteps of the likes of Nasri, Van Persie and Gael Clichy in leaving the Emirates Stadium for a significantly improved weekly wage elsewhere.

However, given Sagna’s ability, it feels that he is selling himself slightly short professionally by opting for a move to Turkey when he is still in his prime.

Where the afore-mentioned trio have all gone on to win a Premier League title each, for Sagna surely vying to win the Turkish Super Lig next term does not compare.

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