Bacary Sagna has admitted he’s in talks with Arsenal over a new contract, but also that nothing is completed yet.
Recent reports suggested he was close to signing a new two year deal, but the right back says talks are ongoing and that he’s hopeful something can be sorted out.
“I always had good relationship with Arsenal,” he told beIN Sport. “I hope we’ll be concluding positively our discussion about my contract.”
When asked if the deal was on the cards, he said, “Yes, everything is possible”, and when asked if he could finish his career at the club, he said, “Only God knows.”
However, the former Auxerre man made public his frustration at the turnover of players since he joined the club in 2006. He’s seen the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri and Robin van Persie leave, something that clearly has had an impact on our ability to win trophies.
While we all know there were exacerbating circumstances, he said, “When they left I was annoyed. I was angry. Since I joined, we’ve lost a whole competitive team.”
Yet he says criticism of performances and results should be directed at the players before manager Arsene Wenger.
“We, the players, must be the first in front of critics,” he said. “We owe the boss for the confidence he puts into us.”