Sagna heading for Arsenal exit as 'disrespected' France right back fumes at club's offer
22:45 GMT, 5 December 2012
Bacary Sagna looks set to be the next high-profile Arsenal player to walk away from the club.
The France right back feels ‘disrespected’ by the Gunners’ offer of a 12-month extension to his deal that expires in 2014. He has told team-mates he expects to leave at the end of the season.
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Arsenal are refusing to improve his current wage of 60,000 a week. Given this will be the defender’s final big contract — he is 30 in February — he is looking for a substantial salary increase.
The club’s decision not to offer a long-term deal is thought to be connected to fears over his injury record, having suffered two broken legs in a year.
Sagna angered Wenger this season after
publicly criticising the club for selling Robin van Persie and Alex
Song during the summer.
Theo Walcott has also told Arsenal he is unwilling to sign a five-year deal worth 75,000 a week.