Yesterday it was reported that Bacary Sagna would soon be leaving Arsenal after talks about extending the right back’s current contract broke down. Apparently the wages on offer and the length of the deal were not good enough for the 29-year old French international, so Arsenal were going to sell him before his contract expired.
Arsene Wenger and Sagna himself have denied these rumours and stated that discussions were ongoing and the reports were completely misinformed. Sagna declared that he is happy at the club and looking forward to his future at the Emirates, although he knows that Arsenal have to improve and get themselves back to where they belong in the Premier league table.
“I’m very happy. I’m very happy to be back to football and to play for Arsenal.
“I’m looking forward to playing more games this season because I’ve been injured lately.
“It’s a bit difficult at the moment because we wish we could win some games. It’s a tough month but we just need to stick together and get back to the basics and everything will be fine.”
Wenger declared that the stories coming out were way off the mark, and sounded confident that the club and player would soon have an agreement in place. If there was any doubt behind the scenes at Arsenal whether Sagna’s age or injuries made him a risk, then Wenger will surely have put them right. To think someone is injury prone because they have had two broken legs would be to think being struck by lightning made you injury prone, rather than just unlucky.
“I do not understand these speculations.
“He has one-and-a-half-years of his contract to go and we are in negotiations to extend the contract which are very positive, so I am quite amazed by these statements because it is completely opposite of the feelings we have with the player, and with the negotiations we have about his extension.”