Metro have some more news for Arsenal fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern.
They claim that the Gunners are still hoping to pin Bacary Sagna down to an extended deal at the club and will do everything in their power to stop him from joining Manchester City.
The Citizens have already netted a fair few Arsenal players, including Samir Nasri and manager Arsene Wenger has made it very clear that the club will not be allowing another star to depart for the Etihad Stadium.
The Gunners are looking to keep their first choice right back at the club, yet Wenger is not totally hopeful that a deal can be reached.
Speaking before tonight’s fixture with Southampton, Wenger claimed: “At the moment if Sagna doesn’t extend his contract we’ll have to [consider] that but [for now] we look at Southampton’s game more than the long-term future.
“We try to of course secure Sagna because for me he’s a very important player for the group, but he’s fully committed and as long as he stays here he will be fully committed in every single game.
“I must admit that I’m not too optimistic that they are likely to get him to stay at the club.”
Is Sagna set to stay at Arsenal for the long-term or will he be swayed by City’s rumoured advaances?
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