Sagna contract hold up is a money issue

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Out of contract in June, and able to talk freely to other clubs since January 1st, Bacary Sagna’s contract issue is one that will be vexing many Arsenal fans.

The right back has come back into form after some struggles, much of which were down to him having his leg broken twice in one season, and Arseblog News is aware that he does want to stay at the club.

There’s a two year deal on offer but at the same salary as he’s currently on. Given his experience, consistency and reliability, he’s looking for an improved offer from the club before putting pen to paper.

It remains to be seen if the club are willing to negotiate further, but one would hope that the lessons of squad stability are being learned, and to keep one of the key components of the best defence we’ve had in years would a very good thing.

It has been suggested to us that a decision could be made inside the next two weeks, but it remains to be seen if that’s definitive.

Sign him up, Arsenal.

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Double98

Sign da ting

Unnecessarilystupid

I’ve downvoted that not because I don’t want him to stay, but because I find the phrase offensive.

Kermit

so You down voted da ting

Unnecessarilystupid

If you like…

Cheeky

At lease you live up to your name

fredflintstein

+1. It’s incredibly annoying people saying “Da ting” – I’m sure there is something in the Arseblog rule book about talking like Ali G on here.

Double98

Look it worked for walcott… It’s hardly text speak now is it…

Arseblog should have a law against folks getting offended at inoffensive stuff…

Or people getting offended on behalf of other people

ghanagunner

it should rather be PAY THE THING. or Don’t mess this up Arsenal

nishanth

Really sad if thats the case. We increased both Van persie’s and Fabregas’s wages considerably trying to make them stay.Two players who were itching to go away. And we treat our most loyal player like this. I really hope the clubs sorts this out

Igor Stepanov's career
Igor Stepanov's career

But the way “arsenal” bigwigs see it is that he is in decline at the age of 31 whereas Van Pussy & Theo still where to hit their prime.

remember the invincibles
remember the invincibles

looks like Bac is gone. Let’s atleast win the title before he goes. COYG.

cannon & ball

I think you’ll find the correct expression in this particular case should be: “nice up da ting!”

Gunnersaurus

That’s brilliant!

Unnecessarilystupid

Anyone have any idea what he is currently being paid?

Mikec

I think it’s 60K a week

Sajit

Thats fucking shit.. Hes in top 2 RBs in the premier league.. Fuck off Arsenal ,if you want him to sign another contract at 60k pw

Hurensohn

Probably the 3/4th name on the team sheet when everyone is fit, yet he’s on half of what Theo is… Too right this is the issue..

Rob'67

We should increase that for his final big career deal. He plays – well – Diaby doesn’t play at all. It makes no sense to offer the latter the same terms whilst denying Bac a pay rise.

Todays editorial says all the reasons why we need to keep him. And Rosicky too. With all the money the Club are sucking in not to mention the additional 3% from the sheep – sorry fans – it is perverse not to offer him a raise.

Goonsquader

We should have paid Ashley more aswell. Then again we had clichy and gibbs in the background so that was ok. We have got to give sagna a better contract jenkinson isnt quite the finished article as yet.

Mark Hughes

Not sure how accurate this is but – http://www.tsmplug.com/football/arsenal-players-salary-list-2014/ – this should tell you every players contract (although it hasn’t been updated with things like Szczesny’s new contract, which we won’t know until it’s published in the accounts)

Unnecessarilystupid

Well if it is accurate on Bac’s Salary then he’s right to stick around for more. To put it in context, Cashley left us because they “only” offered him £55k a week and that was nearly eight years ago. Bac’t gotta be worth 90 a week at least?

Dr Baptiste

I have seen different values in that Mertesacker is on around 80,000, so I would take any wages with a pinch of salt as they aren’t going to publish the actually amounts and most people will guess (even those on Football Manager are guess work).

I’d say he’s probably worth 80k but I’d be inclined to pay the while defence near enough the same due to their developing bond and form this season and last.

Manchester Gooner

Young, excellent and improving vs good, experienced but fading (ageing).

srbistuta

We need to improve on Bosscielny’s deal ASAP

prodalowany

I don’t know what’s more disturbing, the thing that club doesn’t offer raise to Mr Bacary “Consistent” Sagna who was always top right defender of the premier leauge since 2006 or the waste of 20.000 on the likes of Mr Emmanuel “Twitter Executive” Frimpong or Mr Park Chu Young that gets 50,000 for PR of Asia.

JB

Given the fact that website can’t even spell ‘Contract’, and list Santi’s as expiring this year, I would be very sceptical of those numbers..

Mental Strength

I doubt this is right. How the hell can Diaby be paid more than Ramsey or Koscielny??

Heroldgoon

Speaking of Diaby he’s been k.o’d for the rest of the season aswell. i think its time he retires and his wages given to Sagna.

Arsepedant

Diaby is not accepting any salary while he is injured.

N5

I read somewhere that Diaby has stalled his wages until he returns fit. I can now see why – £60,000 a week?!?! Taking us for a fucking ride. Jesus.

As for Park banking in £50k a week. Still the most bizarre bit of business under Wenger’s reign.

alex

I think park was Asian PR stunt only cant be any real footballing reason

fredflintstein

60k a week and he cant even train! He must be sick of Neighbours by now.

Bishop

Park wasn’t a PR stunt, those who followed him while at Monaco or with South Korea, would know there is or was a decent footballer in there. Let’s not forget the fact that he was about to sign for Lille who were French Champions that season before we usurped the deal and to be fair with him, he has never been given a chance since he joined.

Dr Baptiste

He’s moved on to doctors now and keeps writing in to correct them….

bob

its not his fault some prick broke him. he gives his all for the club.

fredflintstein

Ozil earns more than double than Cazorla a week according to that!

Gooner

Yeah, supposedly Arsene is bringing Cazorla’s contract up for review during this window to give him more money due to last season’s performance. Ozil earns the highest wage due to his bloated salary at Real Madrid. I heard that Bac wants a 4 year deal to take him up to 35 (he turns 31 in a few weeks), and Afc are only willing to give him 2 years. His wage demands are also a little higher than what he’s earning now I’d assume (as most people ask for more..), but I think if you gave him the 4 year deal he wouldn’t ask for more money. Has to be some give there.

2013-2014 = 2003-2004
2013-2014 = 2003-2004

Playing rightback at the age of 34 or 35 is a bit of a stretch. But he makes for a damn good centre half as well especially in “backs to the wall” situations.

Unlike that little whore Nasri, when Manchester City came calling a few years ago offering to double his wages, Bacary Sagna turned it down to stay at Arsenal.

Considering his performances, his loyalty and his fitness (what a body!) a 4 year extension at GBP90k-a-week sounds fair.

Spooner

They seem a bit off. I’m pretty sure the Corporal was generally reported as now on £35K, and thought Wilshere got £80K. Also seems unlikely that we got the BFG on £60K.

tilldeathdouspart

Now THIS is offensive.
Name and face.
MancChavski tosspot.
Bac definitely worth more than £60k a week.
Not sure the Corporal’s quite ready yet plus Bac covers CB well when we’re short.
Sign him up Arsene.

Miranda

Really hope that isn’t accurate. If Sagna (who plays virtually every game) is being offered only 60 when Vermaelen (permanently benched) gets 70 and Podolski (not played 90 minutes since he arrived) 107, then I’m not surprised Sagna feels under-appreciated.

And on the subject of loyalty, dependability and hard work, what’s Bendtner getting? I couldn’t see him on that list but I fear it won’t be less than 60 given the reluctance of clubs to pay it. This is a player who has said he never wanted to put on an Arsenal shirt again, who has being in constant trouble off the pitch (drunk-driving, photographed with his trousers round his ankles, beating up pizzerias, swimming pools and an entire street of cars), who wants to play so little he wasn’t prepared to take a wage cut for even a season, and who’s so useless only the lowliest and most desperate clubs (Sunderland, Palace, Eintracht Frankfurt, Malaga) would even consider taking him for half a season. I don’t suppose anyone at all has come in for him in this window, more’s the pity, so we’re stuck with him.

I noticed on another thread people saying that Ryo wasn’t good enough to play for Everton or for any top-half Premiership team. Well, nor’s Bendtner. I can’t get my head round the way people suddenly seem OK with him playing for us. Ryo may not be particularly useful at the moment but at least he’s a nice, well-behaved lad who works his socks off, is grateful for the opportunity he’s getting at Arsenal, is very determined to improve and isn’t unhinged enough to imagine he ought to be at Real or Barca.

I think Ryo ought to go on loan to the Netherlands. He did really well there , better than at Bolton, and was happy and loved by the fans. Another successful loan spell there and Feyernoord or someone might make the deal permanent.

prodalowany

3.1 million pounds a year / around 65.000 a week.

The 3 Billion Dollar Stan
The 3 Billion Dollar Stan

Spank the money on Sagna FFS!

nick

agreed. an increase, within reason, is surely more cost effective than searching for a new world class RB (who can do a job at CB)

pacificgooner

80 quid a week, from FIFA career mode

VCC

I also get the feeling that he is waiting for Wenger to sign a new contract before he commits himself. Things are not always merrier under a new manager. Just ask that Robin cunt.

fabulous

Speaking of Judas am I the only one revelling in his current state? Acted like he’s too big for the club and now we’re shoving it right back in his face! He won one trophy with us and it seems pretty much he’ll end up only winning one PL medal with United. Hardly the trophy haul he was expecting. Meanwhile we look like we can push on for a number of trophies, and deservedly the loyal players (I hope) would see this come to fruition.

TJ

I find it hard to believe we’d offer him a new contract on the same money. That’s an insult to the player in my opinion.

jonny

Pay him what he wants. I’m sure he won’t be taking the piss in how much he’s asking for and he’s been an excellent servant for us. P.s sign da ting isn’t offensive

Harish P

You are our Sagna, our only Sagna,
You make us happy when games are grey,
You have no idea how much we need you,
So please don’t take our Sagna away!

Bishop

Your small poem or what ever brought to mind the last match Lescott played for Everton. It was the first match of the season and it was also against us, City has turned his head and he had made it clear that he wanted to leave. In a last ditch attempt at showing him how much he was loved at Everton, they arranged for a fat lady to sing a song composed and dedicated to Lescott. The only thing I still remember from the song is the last line that went as follows: “…Joleon Lescott please don’t go.” After that line they whole stadium erupted in cheers and in return we spanked them 6-1 with even Denilson scoring giving them a good reason to cash in the next day before news of the demolition and the woeful performance by Lescott got to the ears of Mark Huges.

Geezer

Rambling Pete, is that you?

Jagger

Can’t be. It’s vaguely related to football.

N5

Vexing indeed. No fucking brainer – pay what ever it takes! He can’t be looking for a significant wage rise; likely just a tidy improvement. It’s all relative; he’s experience, form and loyalty more than justify his demands. It’s actually a relief it’s a money issue and not Sagna wanting to leave. We’ve got the money, sign him up!

giles

i’d imagine it’ll happen-he has every right to dangle the psg money for more dough, he more than earns it- and he’s a better centreback than you could buy for 15mill, he’s still got 3 top years in him

ChrisM

I’m sure lots of thought does go in to the contracts being offered and all of that but, offering him a contract at the same money is kind of offensive to me (assuming of course it’s not already a stupid high amount).

It’s as if to say “Bac, you’re only as important to us as when you last signed a contract” which I for one think is completely fucking untrue.

Gunnersaurus

In fact it’s worse, inflation and all that he’s effectively taking a pay cut.

Amusa

Can’t believe we have been thinking about this for so long.
We should have offered him the amount he wanted, as soon as possible.
I’m sure Sagna wouldn’t be asking for Crazy money. He is clearly in top form and one of the best Right backs in the world.
Give him a 2 year deal, what’s the hesitation?
One of the most consistent, hard working and loyal players at the club.
Worries about his injuries have been put to rest, surely. Lets hope the club isnt haggling over a few thousand pounds.

GoonerHiggy

I couldn’t agree more. Sagna is one of the hardest working, most tenacious team players in the whole squad. He has been at the heart of everything this season (eg his parried header that led to Bendtner’s goal against Cardiff). Furthermore, we have no real back-up given that Jenkinson is still some way off. Any new RB worth his salt will demand at least that much and more. Arsenal would be crazy to let Bac go.

Sagna'sMagicHair

It would be truly awful to see him go to Monaco/PSG to pick up 20k a week more on a free transfer. ESP as wenger wouldn’t sign a replacement, and whilst he is promising he’s not there yet.

Heroldgoon

Real stingy Arsenal. for a loyal servant such a Sagna adding a 15k on his current deal shouldn’t be an issue.

He is close to bendnter in wages than he is to Poldi

sign him up!

Daft Aider

Apparently he’s asked for a signed photograph of John Terry having his leg snapped twice by Mertesacker before he signs, or that might have been the subject of last nights dream…….

Greg

I’ll chip in a few quid if it helps?

Dr Baptiste

Might pay for a bit more blonde hair dye…

Sanjeev

Obviously, I don’t know the details, but he should get some pay rise. Earned it with his play and has served the club well for many years. Will be a huge miss if he we lose him.

Plus, his missus….yeah.

MTZ

This might be more complex than it seems to be honest. His agent could be talking to clubs like PSG, who are quite capable of doubling whatever we offer, no matter how much it is. That being said, I see no problem with Sagna being one of our best paid players the next couple of years.

Rectum_Spectrum

i hope there is an element of ‘he wants to stay with us and win’ so we wouldn’t necessarily have to match a mega club, but we would be expected to reward his amazing form, regardless of age.

Rectum_Spectrum

fair play. he’s worth it. pay up Arsenal. We need him

Ricky

Time Park did his national service against the armies of Dennis Rodman and we spunk the saving on Bac.

Totally agree with Blogs about him being key to the best defence we’ve had in many a season. Our back four had been our Achilles heel for so long. Now it’s fixed, let’s not fuck it up again

Matt

Might not be a pay rise, but i’d imagine it would include a pretty impressive front loaded “signing on fee”

Sir Ali

I already bought his shirt in case its his last season 🙁
My brother did the same with Rosicky
My favourite 2 players in this squad!!

jim

give sagna more money,he deserves it

cheekyjc

Pay the man!

gustard

i wouldnt mind if he left tbh, hes doing ok, but often gets caught too far down the pitch and them 31 year old legs are getting too slow to get him back to his position,, great servant but i think thats all he can do at right back, as a covering centre back though i think he may be worthwhile for 2 years or so, jenko on the other hand=shocking, he just hasnt got what it takes , thus a new rb in the summer should be on the cards—

Mills (the other one)
Mills (the other one)

He is still one of the best RBs around (can’t think of more than a couple at the all round game), gets back to defend very well, has improved his crossing ability, provides excellent cover for the CB position, can teach Jenko a lot of what he knows and can bring him up … Jenko showed great skill early on, is still very young for a defender (Gibbs bashing should be a reminder of age here) as they take time to learn the trade and arsenal require RB to be pacy wingers as well as great defenders. In conclusion, Bac for a new 2 year contract is a blinding no brainer!!!!!!!!!

M0nkeyman

He deserves a raise for THAT HEADER against the scum!

2he0 Walcott

Sagna asked for over £150,000 a couple years ago on Football Manager. As is realistic, the Arsenal board wouldn’t pay it up. And he buggered of to Milan where he got paid just 5k more?? I was truly pissed off!

o2ba

If they were to go by worth poldi should swap wages with bacs.

Simon

N5

Nice to see you!

Pay the man. Keep this lot together. He’s the best 4th choice cb anywhere also.

Rosicky's sprints...

Sign da ting well in this case Extend da ting…

Tee Söng

Seems to me, a replacement right back will cost about £10-15M plus a four year contract at more or less what Sagna’s making. Pay Sagna a £5M signing bonus and keep him for two years. Then we can see if Jenkinson and/or Bellerin are up to scratch and if they are, we still come out saving money compared to if we had to go out and replace Sagna’s quality. Even if Jenskinson doesn’t prove to be good enough, we’ll know that and can go into the market in a couple of seasons.

Lee

If he’s on the reported 65k a week, he deserves a bit of a pay-rise. There isn’t many better right backs about than Sagna on his day.

Miranda

I agree, he’s still one of the best right backs around, as well as a useful and reliable centre back, and he probably will be for a couple more years, at which point Jenkinson or, more likely in my view, Bellerin will become our first choice. A long contract, no, a pay rise, definitely yes – anything else is an insult. It’s beginning to look like we’ll lose him, I’m afraid, as PSG have been sniffing around and they will offer him what he’s worth without a moment’s hesitation.

Who’s the full back with the hair who played in the FA youth cup? Ormonde-Ottowille (or some name like that)? Looked pretty promising from the highlights.

Cheyu87

If Sanga want biscuit, give the man the damn biscuit

Eric Irish gunner

Pay up, what’s it going to cost to replace him, proberly the best right back in the country with zabaleta

Ghanagunner

If he goes I will say go for debuchy fast and hard. But first priority has to be him staying.

Jdmalex

Throw the man a 3 year 75k a week deal!
Jesus Christ!

Joey

Pay the man! A dedicated and loyal servant of Arsenal Football Club, a fantastic player, and most importantly a man who hates the gash down the road.

Do the right thing, Arsene!

Virginia Goon

It comes to a point where you don’t pay a man for what’s he is doing, but what he has done. This doesn’t seem like the greatest business model, actually it’s quite awful. Still there are members of an organization that deserve compensation for loyalty and years put in, somewhat of an arranged bonus. Sagna and rosicky are both deserving of a bumper pay raise and a classy send off. No need to create unneeded tension by arguing over a few extra thousand quid. Pay the man, he’s represented the crest in the most respectable manner. It’s time we reward loyalty, rather than stick to some bogus pay scale than over time is going to have to go if we want to take the next step in transfer and wage markets we are dinosaurs in this realm of the football world.

jerome

Pay that man his money.

Steve of Chiang Mai

How much will a quality replacement cost? Bet its less than Bacs wages over 2 years!

InTheNorthBank

As you say, Blogs, I really hope we learn the lesson re: squad stability/experience. Would love to see Sagna and Rosicky sign on. In fact, I’m not ashamed to admit that I’d cry a bit if the Little Mozart left.

WengersNoseHair

Please can you give us your sources for your claims in the article.

Anyway, Sagna should get an increase simply because of inflation, right? At least, I haven’t noticed his performances dropping off. Pay up Wenger and Gazidis!

KGB

He’s earned it, fair and square. Pay him. Pay that mjan his manny!

TV5

i’m down with all that ‘thou shalt not covet thou neighbour’s wife’ business, but Sagna’s missus….blimey!

Sajit

Unless Arsenal are confident that they can get a better RB than Sagna, they should just give him what he wants!

Touraine Gooner

Hmmmmmmm, the devine Ludivine…

deano

Heard on the radio this morning that we were monitoring Glen Johnson. He would demand around 90K a week and with 2 years left on his contract the bin dippers would probably want an inflated transfer fee. Seen as how we could probably offer Sagna less than 90k a week and he is a far better player than I can’t defend Johnson. Come on Arsenal sign him up.

Fat Gooner

I don’t get it. We should cave into this man-beasts every demand and do his groceries for the duration of his contract for good measure. Absolute beast.

SACKWENGA

You just gave our contract negotiating people an idea.

Sagna: I don’t think I’m being unreasonable here. I would live to stay and I’m only asking for £10k per week!
Gazidis: Ok . How about a £500 per week raise and we double all your nectar points?! Sign here Bac

el bahja

Same money and a two year deal is not worth it increase the wage and make him happy he’s a big part of the team still got a lot to offer

TeddyKGB

Pay that mayn his maney!

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