Arsenal right back Bacary Sagna set to leave in summer, Guardian reports

Jan Kruger

30-year old right back not happy with proposed deal, according to reports

Arsenal right back Bacary Sagna is rumored to be unhappy with a one-year deal that Arsenal have offered him to extend his current contract, which ends in 2014, according to Dominic Fifield at the Guardian:

The 30-year-old, who featured in Tuesday's defeat to Bayern Munich but is a doubt for Saturday's visit of Aston Villa in the Premier League, had hoped to secure longer terms but, with the offer submitted, is now privately resigned to leaving the club at the end of the campaign. The French league leaders, Paris Saint-Germain, or a club in the Middle East have been mooted as possible destinations.

-- Source: The Guardian

Arsenal used to have a reputation for not offering players over 30 anything more than rolling one-year contracts, and that tradition and Sagna's declining form may lend some credence to this report. Fifield says that Arsenal are already on the case:

The manager has already instructed his chief scout, Steve Rowley, to draw up a list of potential replacements at right-back as he plans what is expected to be a busy summer of comings and goings at the Emirates.

We'll have more thoughts on this story in the morning.

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