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Bacary Sagna Has Officially Told Arsenal He’s Leaving – Report
Sky Sports News are reporting this evening that Bacary Sagna has officially told Arsenal that he’s rejected our final contract offer and is leaving the club.
The Frenchman has been expected to quit when his contract expires next month after failing to come to terms over an agreement over an extension, and he said earlier this week that he was “90 per cent” certain he’d be leaving this summer.
However, Sky Sports claim that Sagna has now confirmed in writing to Arsenal that has rejected our final contract offer and intends to leave on a free transfer at the end of June.
It’s understood we had offered the 31-year-old a two year deal worth £90,000-a-week with the option of a third year, but that didn’t meet Sagna’s demands and he can get a better deal elsewhere.
Manchester City are the most likely destination with the Citizens believed to be willing to offer a three-year contract worth well over £100,000-a-week, and I think Arsenal are right not to match them.
Bac’s been a loyal servant but there’s no way he warrants that kind of deal, but it will be a real shame if he goes to City and sits on the bench as he’s unlikely to get in ahead of Pablo Zabaleta on a regular basis.
But that will be his problem, Arsenal need to move on and fill the right-back void as soon as possible, with Serge Aurier looking the most likely replacement.