He may stay yet! Sagna to delay contract decision until after World Cup

The Arsenal defender has given the club a little longer to talk him into staying in North London.

Arsenal right back Bacary Sagna has long been rumoured to be on the way out of the Emirates, with the Frenchman having snubbed repeated attempts to convince him to sign a new contract so far this season.

Sagna, whose contract expires in the summer, has been linked with top sides all over Europe, with Inter Milan, Real Madrid, PSG and Manchester City just some of those mentioned.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has long stated that he wishes for the French international to remain in North London, even going so far as to break his 'over-30s' policy of only opting one year deals to those 30-years-old or older.

But with little progress seeming to be made, it looked like last weekend's lap of honour, somewhat ominously led by Sagna alongside Wenger, would be the former Auxerre man's last.

However, in an apparent final chance for the continuation of Sagna's Arsenal career, the Mirror is reporting that the 31-year-old is unlikely to make any decision on his future until after the World Cup.

This may give Arsenal a further chance to convince Sagna he should stay at the club, and given the club's defensive displays, aside from a handful of games away from home, they would be hard-pressed to find a better alternative.

If there is no further advancement on the contract talks, Sagna's last appearance for the North London giants will be the FA Cup final at Wembley, when the Frenchman will be seeking to earn his first trophy at the club.

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