Arsenal fans have bittersweet news from the Daily Mail, who report that Bacary Sagna could well remain at the Emirates after all. The Frenchman has been angling for a move to PSG since the start of the season and with a year left on his deal a move was on the cards. But the soon to be implemented draconian tax rules in France has put the kibosh on the 30 year old defender’s move and he is now in talks with Arsenal to win a new contract.
Arsenal meanwhile have offered Sagna a contract extension, but are reluctant to improve his existing 60,000 pounds a week wages on account of the fact that the Frenchman is unlikely to improve as a player at this age.
Sagna, despite his catastrophic error against Manchester United last Sunday is vital to Arsenal at both ends of the pitch, bombing forward and offering some much needed width in attack, while also providing a usually reliable performance in defence.
While fans might be keen on seeing Carl Jenkinson in action soon, chances are he still has a long way to go before becoming an Arsenal first team regular, and could learn from having another season under his belt as Sagna’s no.2.