It’s being reported this morning that Bacary Sagna is close to signing a new two year deal with the club.
The right-back is out of contract next summer, and despite ongoing talks with the club, no agreement has yet been reached with the Frenchman.
However, Arsene Wenger is hopeful that his compatriot will put pen to paper on a new deal which would keep him at the club until 2016.
Asked about the possibility of Sagna extending his tenure in North London, Wenger said, “Yes, that could be decided in next two weeks. It looks positive. It would be a great boost, of course.”
Yes, yes it would.
While it seems obvious to all of us, Arseblog News is aware the issue hasn’t been one-sided. There has been a deal on the table from the club, but Sagna has been considering his options, knowing that when his Arsenal contract ran out, he’d have the chance to negotiate a Bosman deal with any other club.
Given that he’ll be 31 in February it is, realistically, his last chance at a big contract and to play in a different league at the very top level, but hopefully Arsenal have done enough to convince him to stay.
The former Auxerre man has made 255 appearances for the club since joining in 2006.