“I Do Not Think I’ll Stay At Arsenal” – Ace Drops Bombshell

By on May 10, 2014

Bacary Sagna has dropped a major bombshell on the eve of our final Premier League game of the season by confirming he’ll leave Arsenal at the end of the season.

The Frenchman’s contract is up this summer and we’ve been unable to agree terms over an extension, despite holding several rounds of talks with his representatives.

The right-back has supposedly been holding out for a three year deal worth £100,000-a-week, but Arsenal have so far only offered a two-year deal with the option of a third year, with wages of around £80,000-a-week.

I’ve still remained hopeful that we could find a breakthrough, but it seems the player will in fact leave the club this summer, with Sagna telling europe1.fr:

“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 I’ll stay at Arsenal at the end of the season.”

Several newspapers have been claiming Sagna would be off but this is the first time he’s actually hinted it himself. Of course he’s free to do as he wishes, but I think he could have chosen a better time to tell the world he’s leaving. The season may be over tomorrow but we have a huge FA Cup final next weekend, so perhaps it would have been more wise for him to keep his mouth shut until after that game.

His departure will leave a huge void to fill in the squad as Sagna has been one of our most consistent players over the past few years. It’s down to Arsene to find the right man to replace him, but I’d hope we give Everton a call and ask them to name their price for Seamus Coleman!


  1. ClockEndRider

    May 10, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    What an utter waste of space this website is.

  2. Franck

    May 10, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    I still believe CJ25 is a good replacement.he bleeds arsenal….not ur flambouyant player but he is not as bad as you people make him to be.

  3. Jon

    May 10, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    Congratulations on your scoop from 2013. Any more news you want to tell us? Berlin Wall’s down? Elvis is dead? Someone shot JFK?

    • may7heaven

      May 11, 2014 at 7:31 am

      Still think it’s a shame we’re letting him go for a difference of £1M per season – hope we don’t live to regret it. I guess AW is thinking he won’t have the legs to get up & down the wings in 3 years. Maybe, maybe not – but the guy’s given everything to the cause – broken 2 legs, never complains and always goes in hard.

  4. Cadey

    May 11, 2014 at 8:02 am

    It’s hardly a bombshell is it! We have been expecting this to happen all season. If Arsenal sign Serge Aurier, the fans will soon forget about Bacary Sagna.

  5. emmy true gunner

    May 11, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Sagna can go and create chance for the Coquelin

  6. iss jay

    May 11, 2014 at 9:30 am

    i think mullar is the best option for arsene wenger

  7. Agbesuyi Francis

    May 11, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Carl Jen. Cn do dt next season wit one bk up

  8. mickey

    May 11, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    y nt keep him.wats 20k? Jst add it up mehn.wahda f**k..he is a gr8 player.gives his best to d team

  9. EIE

    May 11, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Good, sod off and take the clueless Wenger with you!

  10. Delford Magaya

    May 12, 2014 at 7:50 am

    Wenger is aware about what is going to happen and there is no need to panic. Leave everthing to Arsene Wenger, he is incharge of the team, he knows better than anyone.

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