The full-back revealed his frustration to L’Equipe towards Arsenal’s recent trend in the transfer market and also that former team-mates were tasting success elsewhere, namely Clichy and Nasri at Manchester City.
The interview prompted the media to raise speculation over the Frenchman’s future, particularly with only two years remaining on his contract.
Wenger is quoted as saying by Goal.com on Sagna:
Bacary loves the club and I think he will stay here.
Bacary’s interview doesn’t reflect the love he has for this club. He has always given full commitment.
You can obviously see where Arsenal are coming from with Sagna now 29 and coming off a second serious leg injury.
In saying this however, here we have a player who is considered the best right-back in the league and one of the most consistent performers in Arsenal’s back-line in recent seasons. It seems perplexing that Arsenal haven’t tried and extend his contract.
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What also worries me is that obviously we have heard this kind of statement by Arsene Wenger before. His assurances of player retention isn’t really worth anything until it becomes official the player has signed a contract extension. Is it a case of ‘here we go again?’
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