FUTURE IN DOUBT
The future of the Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has been thrown into doubt after the 29-year-old has rejected the offer of a new deal from the club despite having only just more than one year left on his current contract.
It is thought that the 29-year-old was offered a 12 month extension to his current deal, which would keep him at the club until 32 years of age. However, he has rejected this opportunity to extend the contract, which has thrown his future into doubt. The club has already lost a number of high-profile players on very low transfer fees due to their contracts coming to an end.
It remains to be seen if the club will be willing to sell the 29-year-old rather than lose him for nothing after the end of next summer. It is thought that the player rejected the opportunity to extend his deal after not being satisfied with the wages on offer. Bacary Sagna has established himself as one of the best right backs in the Premier league, but has suffered a number of injury problems in the last few seasons. Hence, there is a feeling that he may not have a long-term future at the club, which is the reason for the one-year extension to his contract.
Also, the defender recently criticised the decision taken by the board to sell the players like Robin van Persie and Alex Song in the summer. He criticised the decision by saying that it clearly shows that Arsenal lack ambition. The two players were sold for a combined £ 40 million, but the replacements how not cost the same. As a result, Arsenal have struggled to maintain a top four spot in the Premier league and have slipped to the sixth position. It will be interesting to see if the club will spend money in the January transfer window.