Arsenal Transfer News: Gunners Star Hints at Summer Move

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By Arunava Ray | December 16, 2013 7:45 PM EST

Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has revealed that he is still undecided on whether to sign a new contract with the Gunners.

The Frenchman, whose contract expires in the summer, has been among the best players for Arsenal this season and Arsene Wenger is trying his level best to convince the player to put pen to paper. It was previously reported that Sagna was not happy with the contract terms that were put to him for renewal and is still holding out on an increase on his current deal. The 30-year-old is nearing the end of his career and is looking for a lavish salary before hanging up his boots.

However, Wenger is confident that the player will sign a new deal, stating that they were close to agreeing terms with the player a couple of days back. The Gunners have to act quickly as Sagna will be able sign a pre-contract with any club come January which will allow him to leave on a free come the end of the season.

"I'm still talking with Arsenal about a contract extension. I feel good here, I like everyone in Arsenal and I hope that something good will come out from our talks. If I can sign a contract as a free agent from January for another team? It's an option for me," Sagna said.

The Frenchman also mused about what could have been if the Gunners had managed to retain the likes of Samir Nasri, Robin van Persie and Cesc Fabregas, something which would have made them a much better team. The Gunners are still looking out for a striker to spearhead their attack and should RVP have stayed last season, it would have given them the impetus to win the title.  

"I have positive feelings in Arsenal, I love this club and I still hope to win a major trophy here.  But, that's true, Arsenal lost a lot of good players, almost a whole competitive team since 2007 and Arsenal could have been better with all these players," he concluded. 

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