Bacary Sagna is holding talks with Arsenal over a contract extension, however the Frenchman failed to rule out a move back to his homeland.
The 30-year-old’s contract is set to expire next year meaning in true Arsenal fashion he will be sold if his current deal is not extended. But there is still hope that a first team regular will not be sold for once as Sagna is engaging in talks with the Gunners to extend his stay in North London.
The experienced left back is attracting plenty of interest from his homeland with big spenders PSG registering their interest, however the Frenchman is focusing on regular game time and his focus is primarily on remaining with Arsenal.
Sagna told L’Equipe:
There are [talks], but I still haven’t extended my contract. I’m talking. I’m not at a bad club either
[on whether he could return to France] Oui [yes]
It’s possible. We’d have to see in which conditions and, in sporting terms, what they propose. I won’t go just anywhere. If I stay at Arsenal, I’ll try to have a good season, there’s the World Cup at the end of it. If I’m to leave, it’ll be a new challenge.
Arsenal should try and tempt the Frenchman to remain for at least next season. While he has copped a fair bit of stick for his performances, he was a vital member of the resilient backline for the season run-in and still has a place in the Gunners lineup.
Jenkinson has a big future ahead and will be ready to step up when the time comes, however Sagna still has another season at least. His experience in the dressing room is still very valuable. In true Wenger-style however it is unlikely the Frenchman will be offered anything longer than a one year extension.
What are your thoughts? Do you think Sagna should be sold this summer or be offered a new deal?