Bacary Sagna has more or less confirmed that he’ll be leaving the club in the summer.
The right-back is out of contract in June, and is likely to sign for another club after failing to agree terms with Arsenal. Speaking to europe1.fr, he said, “I am out of contract , as everyone knows. I still consider myself as an Arsenal player at present. But actually we had a small problem to agree [a new deal], and I do not think stay I’ll stay at Arsenal at the end of the season.”
It’s hardly new news, but until now the player himself has remained fairly quiet on the issue. Despite reports to the contrary, Arsenal have offered him an improved deal with an increased salary and a signing on fee, but he has chosen not to sign it, as is his right.
It takes two to tango, and Bac feels like doing the Charleston somewhere else. He’s seen out his contract, and given us 7 great years, so that should be respected.
He also spoke about the season as a whole and believes that the Gunners should have maintained the title challenge longer, even if the injuries to key players played a part.
“It is mixed, we started the season very well ” he said. “But we could have done better.
“Injuries have hurt us , especially those of Ramsey, Walcott. At this level , there’s no forgiveness.”