Sagna Next To Leave? Defender Casts Doubt Over Arsenal Future

By on September 6, 2012

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Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has thrown his future in to doubt after questioning the clubs decision to sell it’s star players and admits he’s yet to discuss a new contract with the club.

Sagna is currently working his way back to full fitness after breaking his leg towards the end of last season but has been left unimpressed by Arsenal’s decision to once again sell their best players in the summer.

The 29-year-old has claimed in a revealing interview that he expected captain Robin van Persie to leave but can’t understand why Alex Song was also sold by the club this summer, and admits he’s getting used to seeing the squads best players leave every year.

The Frenchman also claims he found it difficult watching former team-mates Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy lift the Premier League trophy just 12 months after quitting Arsenal, and admitted the pair were proved right to leave the Gunners.

“I expected the departure of Robin van Persie. We all expected it. It was ‘obvious’.

“But the Alex one, it was a surprise! He is 24 years old, he has three years remaining on his contract. I still do not understand. It is huge loss for the club.

“When you see the two best players of last season leave, you have a lot of questions. Sometimes in the street the fans talk to me. I can understand they are upset. I am just like them, I don’t understand everything.

“At Arsenal you come back after holidays, you make preparations, and you see two players leave and the season resumes – it has been like that since I have been at the club. I am used to it now.

“I am the last player from the 2007 starting XI remaining. In May, I watched Manchester City show off. I watched at Samir [Nasri] and Gael [Clichy] lifting the trophy.

“That gave me desire for it. Were they right to leave? Yes. But when they left, we didn’t know.”

Source:  Sky Sports News

Sagna then cast doubt over his own future by claiming Arsenal are yet to approach him over a new contract, despite the fact he has less than two years to run on his current deal.

He then refused to rule out the prospect of leaving himself, but insists he is concentrating on getting fit before worrying about his future.

“My own situation? At the end of the season, I will have one year remaining,”

“Has the club contacted me about an extension? No, no one.”

“Could I be tempted to leave? I just want to play again and be good again with Arsenal so far.

“Then, we will see. Each person has his own destiny.”

Source:  Sky Sports News

On a slightly more positive note for Arsenal fans, Sagna is nearing a return to action and revealed he hopes to be back pushing for a first team place shortly after the international break.

“One week ago I resumed training with ball. I hoped to be back just after international break, but it will be too close,” he said.

“I missed have missed four months twice [in the last year], so I need to be perfectly fit.”

Do you understand Sagna’s comments? Or do you think he should have kept them to himself? Get involved in the comments section.

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14 Comments

  1. Mohd Isa

    September 6, 2012 at 11:45 am

    This could be a ploy to get an improved contract. Wenger’s track record of treating those in the 28/29/30 is well known. On the other hand he could be right about Arsenal having no ambition.
    Wenger bstter not wait for ffp. lift a trophy this season to banish the doubts.

  2. ajogi

    September 6, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Sagna will stay. Just piqued at the Arsenal policy on transfers, thats all.

  3. Remi Olatifede

    September 6, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Sagna will leave and i had predicted this about a year ago!
    Mark my words, Next to leave are Walcot, Sagna and Vamaeleen, then if Diaby survives injury, he will leave with Wilshere.
    Pls let us all admit we do not have trophy winning preparations and our Board is not desperate. It s worse that our coach (with due respect) has a very low ambition! Unfortunately, players have different goal setting.

    • Menace

      September 6, 2012 at 12:50 pm

      Remi your predictions are fantastic. Many jobs in the market for your incredible brains.

    • OnDGooner

      September 6, 2012 at 8:59 pm

      Remi:You are the only one so far to have made sense in what you have written. Well done

    • Ntol

      September 12, 2012 at 11:45 pm

      Did i hear u say with all due respect? I dont think wenger deserve any respect from any arsenal fan.how can u respect a man that dose not want the happiness of the fans. I think wenger and arsenal board should go to hell. They have no dream for the club.

    • Ntol

      September 13, 2012 at 12:02 am

      Arsenal should not make themself a dumping ground 4 any reason.it will be a big shame to arsenal as a club if they should allow fabregas back , after leaving the club when they needed him most,claiming the club is not good enough 4 him

  4. top

    September 6, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    sagna love and want to stay but he feel the club not ambition to win the trophy ‘and alway want to sell the best player this is the stupid manager and policy

  5. Goonerbeall

    September 6, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Put it that way, I can understand your confusion but not your reason for blurting out things not well thought out. It can be dangerous as it sounds as though you are a nincompoop. Have you seen our team? Incidentally, Jenkinson is getting on and has been playing so well I’d forgotten he used to scre wits out of me when I saw him in the lineup. Oh and Gibbs did an Italian job so well he had Borini in his back pocket for 50 minutes until they decided to replace him with Downing. Downing? How sad is that?

  6. Roland C Rozario

    September 6, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Sagna knows best and only he in honesty answere his own question he raised on the recent departures of Van Persie and Alex.The exception was Cesc. He just wanted to get ‘back home’. Not the rest they have all become $$$Faced! Thats a fact! As for Sagna he is just trying to boost up his negotiations skills for a new package!
    He’s 29 and Jenkinsonis young and he is honing his skills in that department. A THREAT to Sagna …. who should come back and reclaim his position! …. and not speaking in such negativity tones!

    • OnDGooner

      September 6, 2012 at 8:55 pm

      We are supposed to be a club where human relationships also are llowed to grow but we sometimes behave like a robotic conveyor belt with no sense of feeling for human relationship. Cole, Gallas, Cesc, Flamini, Gilberto, Hleb,Henry, Samir,Adebayor, Toure, Clihy and the list goes on wereall sold with the prior knowledg of Wenger in order to continue to balance the books and push through younger players. Arsene once famously said, ‘yes we have to sell one or two class players each year in order to balance our books until the Emirates stadium is paid for’. Sad, sad situation and it begs me to ask, ”who is next to be sold?”.Vermerlene, Sagna, Walcott or Sczeney? Your guess is as good as mine.

  7. Mjdgunner

    September 6, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Wat is dat? Enough of this guys,prof.wenger gave u chance prove urself but u failed wit ur injuries&laziness. What else do you want?

    • OnDGooner

      September 6, 2012 at 8:47 pm

      Shut up!

  8. OnDGooner

    September 6, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    This man’s outburst echoes what a lot o the fans have been dreading and vocalising. How lonely it can be when a player looks around him and sees all his mates gone! Arsene Wenger is a cold and calculating heart and as long as he keeps the board happy with balancing the books, I don’t think he cares that much about the human feelings and mechanics. He behaves like a robot at times and it is a shame. Get a life r Pinocchio Wenger!!!!!!!!!!!

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