Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has admitted that the Gunners face a fight to keep captain Cesc Fabregas and playmaker Samir Nasri. However he is hopeful that Nasri will stay at the Emirates however he does understand the Spaniard’s wish to leave.
Fabregas has been regularly courted by former club Barcelona while talks regarding the renewal of Nasri’s contract have hit a snag over the midfielder’s wage demands.
Sagna revealed his fear of losing Fabregas although he remains hopeful of Nasri staying with the club ahead of the next campaign.
“Compared to last year, yes it’s true there are chances of him leaving. Cesc needs to return to his country, to his home to rejoin his family.” Sagna was quoted in the Sun.
“He needs to play for one of the best teams in the world which is Barcelona. One can understand that. But for the moment he’s still our captain at Arsenal.”
On the subject of Nasri Sagna told Radio Monte Carlo: “Samir’s very important. My wish is to see him again when we return for pre-season. I appreciate him a lot.”