Both Fabianski and Sagna could be remaining with the Gunners.
Despite being strongly linked with moves away from Arsenal this summer, manager Arsene Wenger has revealed Bacary Sagna and Lukasz Fabianski could stay after all.
Both players’ contracts expire at the end of this season and the duo were expected to leave the Emirates Stadium – but for different reasons.
Fabianski has become frustrated with a lack of first team football, having made just 76 appearances for the Gunners since joining them back in 2007.
As for Sagna, the right-back wants to extend his stay at the Emirates Stadium but is seeking a pay rise – something the north Londoners are unprepared to give the 31-year-old.
They want to extend the Frenchman’s contract by two years with his wages remaining the same, whilst the defender wants three years and a significant rise.
Yet Wenger has revealed that if the decision where down to him both players would be staying.
“I want Sagna to stay. If it was down to me, him and Fabianski would both stay,” the 64-year-old was quoted by the Metro.
Sagna in particular has been an extremely important part of the first team for Wenger’s men this term, making 46 appearances in all competitions.
If the France international were to leave than at least one replacement would have to be bought in – with backup Carl Jenkinson not considered good enough to make the step up.
Toulouse ace Serge Aurier has been strongly linked, as has Southampton’s Calum Chambers.
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