Sagna finally reveals that he will not be a Gunner next season.
Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna has finally put an end to the speculation surrounding his future with the club by confirming he will leave this summer.
The Frenchman’s current contract at the Emirates Stadium expires at the end of June, with rumours linking the 31-year-old with a switch to Manchester City.
However, after publicly denying that speculation as well, Sagna appeared to give renewed hope to the Gunners that they would keep the defender.
Manager Arsene Wenger has made it clear that he wanted the France international to stay in north London, but the club weren’t prepared to break the bank to get him to sign a new deal.
Now, after probably being offered a significant wage increase elsewhere, Sagna has confirmed that he has played his last match for Wenger’s side.
“It’s no longer a secret, I will leave Arsenal for sure,” the full-back was quoted by Goal.
“They tried to make an effort but the discussions have not gone in the direction I wished it.
“There are a lot of calls, a lot of speculation. Frankly, it gives headaches. I’ll sort it all out before the start of the World Cup.”
Sagna joined the north Londoners back in 2007 from Auxerre and has since played 284 games in all competitions, winning his one and only trophy with the club this year after triumph in the FA Cup.
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