Arsenal and France defender, Bacary Sagna, has insisted that he does not have any plans to quit the Emirates, especially in favour of returning to his home country. There has been speculation that he would leave Arsenal, after reports that the 30-year-old is stalling on signing a new country, as his current deal is set to expire at the end of next season. He remains adamant that this is not the case.
Talking about his contract situation, Sagna stated:
“Last season was difficult. I only had one year left and people were looking at that and maybe thinking I would leave. But I tried to stay as calm as I could. Now I will work hard in pre-season and have a good season for Arsenal.”
He has been heavily linked with a moved to Ligue 1 champions PSG, and newly promoted Monaco, but after recovering from 2 broken legs in the last 18 months, Sagna still feels he has a job to do at Arsenal, and believed that they can be serious contenders for the league title if they can make a few more signings
“I believe that we can challenge for the title with a couple of good signings, We beat great teams last year, we managed to be one of the best teams in the second half of the season and if we can be consistent for the whole season, I believe we can be successful.”