The French international has been a mainstay in Arsene Wenger’s defence for a number of years and has stood by the Gunners during the last few tough seasons when his friends and fellow stars departed north London. His contract is due to expire at the end of the current season however, and he feels there is something missing at the club after the exodus of stars in the past summers.
The 30-year-old is free to negotiate with other clubs in the New Year, but while there are other options for Sagna, he has clarified his desire to negotiate and end the clubs trophy drought this season.
Sagna reportedly told Bein Sport:
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.
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.
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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.
Sagna has been an incredible asset this season, both in solidifying the backline and assisting in the final third.
He is worthy of a generous two year deal at least, breaking Wenger’s over 30’s contract policy. He has a number of years left in him, and has demonstrated his versatility when playing at centre back.
Sagna has stood by us through thick and thin, it’s time he is rewarded for doing so. Not just with a new deal but a trophy too.
His comments do suggest his priority remains with Arsenal – good man Bac.