Metro have not shocked us all in the Football Transfer Tavern after they made it clear just how much Arsenal fans want to keep Bacary Sagna at the club.
The Gunners are faced with losing the long serving right back this summer after it became increasingly clear the defender wanted to leave and there was an issue with the new deal offered by the club.
Sagna not only wants a pay rise on his existing wages, but also wants a signing-on fee – and that is something that Arsenal are not too keen on.
As our punters note, the Gunners are not exactly keen on spending lavish sums of money too often and they have been reluctant to cave to the demands of any player in contractual negotiations – with Ashley Cole making it clear what he thought of that!
Sagna is a fan favourite and during the long awaited FA Cup victory parade, the Gunners’ fans chanted for him to stay and pen a new deal at the North London club.
Quite if this fan affection will change the player’s mind remains to be seen – and now Manchester United have reportedly joined the chase for the player.
Despite the chants from the adoring Arsenal crowd, is Sagna still on his way out of the Emirates? Let us know your thoughts below.
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