Sagna confirms Arsenal talks, but his future may lie elsewhere

Bacary Sagna is in talks with Arsenal over a new contract, but admits he may leave the club when his current deal expires in the summer.

The France international has been at the Emirates Stadium since 2007, since when he has established himself as one of the best fullbacks in the Premier League. Sagna has gone on to make over 250 appearances in all competitions, and has made 13 outings as the Gunners top the table after 16 rounds of fixtures.

But during his time in the English capital, the 30-year-old has failed to win a single trophy, and has been left frustrated as the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri and Robin van Persie have moved on to enjoy success elsewhere. And although he insists his priority is to remain at Arsenal and win silverware, he admits he has not ruled out the possibility of leaving when his deal expires at the end of the season.

“I was upset, angry when players left. If we had them today, it would make a massive difference. Since 2007, a very competitive team left,” he told Bein Sport.  “I would love to win trophies with this club, it’s a club I love so much but something is missing. I’ve still got six months on my contract with Arsenal. We are in negotiations.

“It’s an option to go somewhere in January but I always had a good relationship with Arsenal. I’ve been playing there for seven years and I hope we will end up on something good. First of all I want to finish as champion because we have got a good opportunity to do it this year, and after we will see.”

If Sagna does decide to leave the Gunners, he is sure to have plenty of options. Paris St Germain were linked with a move for the defender ahead of the current season, whilst Monaco would also be in the running to offer him a return home.


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