Speaking to French newspaper l’Equipe Bacary Sagna has confirmed that he will be leaving Arsenal this summer after running down his contract with the North London side.
The in demand full back reportedly was unhappy with the wage offered by Arsenal and therefore has decided to seek pastures new. This is the last thing Gunners fans want to hear but many were already resigned to losing the experienced Frenchman.
It is no longer a secret, I am leaving Arsenal, it is a certainty
The 31 year old confirmed that Arsenal had made an attempt to retain his services although talks ultimately stalled.
Arsenal made an effort (to keep me), but the discussions did not go in the direction that I wanted.
Sagna leaves after many years of service to Arsene Wenger’s side although it could leave a bitter taste if he ends up in Manchester.
It was an honor to grow in the shirt,
Arsene Wenger now has a big task on his hands in replacing such an experiences and consistent member of the squad, reports suggest that he may make a move for highly rated Ivory coast right back Serge Aurier but only time will tell who will occupy the position from next season.