Frenchman also has words of praise for the Gunners manager.
Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has insisted that the north London club can win next season’s Premier League title and that is why he has decided to stay at the Emirates next season after all, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The France international had been expected to quit the Gunners this summer to return back home to join either Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain or Ligue 2 title-holders AS Monaco.
However, despite only having one more year left on his current contract with Arsenal, the full back says that he has no intention whatsoever of leaving the club who he joined from Auxerre for an initial 9 million euros in July 2007.
And the reason that the 30-year-old says he wants to remain in the capital next season is that he truly feels Arsene Wenger’s side are on the verge of winning the title.
“I truly believe we can be champions or else I wouldn’t be playing football. I would have gone already. I truly believe we can succeed with the team we have,” Sagna told www.gulfnews.com from Dubai, where he helped launch the new website www.BuyMyPlayer.com.
“I strongly believe we have the quality to be the best in the Premier League.
“Look at the end of last season, when we got 26 points from a possible 30. Not a lot of teams can do this and this is what makes me believe we can beat anyone.
“What we managed last season can be done only by a true team with a great team spirit. I believe we can achieve a lot more.’
“We are still talking [about a new contract]. I never said I wanted to leave the club, but there are some journalists who want to speculate as I have just one year to go.
“The fact is that I am still at Arsenal and I am looking forward to playing next season.
“Arsenal made me grow as a player and as a man. People have been talking about me going back to France, but at the moment I am at Arsenal.”
The highly rated right back has made 236 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal since 2007, registering four goals and 19 assists along the way.