Sagna’s current contract expires at the end of the current season and there has been no news on whether talks of a new deal are scheduled to take place. The versatile defender, having played centre-back at times due to recent injuries, will be free to sign a pre-contract agreement with another club in January under Bosman rules.
And there has been no shortage of suitors for the former Auxerre player. Manchester City had been keen on snapping him in the past, whereas many big clubs in France are planning a lucrative deal to entice him to return to his home country. Not to mention the cash-rich clubs in Middle East that are also interested in his services.
The right-back is in his seventh season at the club, and has seen his fair share of players move on in search of trophies. The likes of Robin van Persie, Gael Clichy, Samir Nasri, Cesc Fabregas, Alex Song amongst others have all departed Emirates and left Wenger in the cold as he tried building a team capable of winning the Premier League title.
With the player turning 31 before the season finishes, Wenger will be reluctant to hand him a contract for longer than a year due to his policy of doling out only one-year rolling contracts for players aged above 30.
However, the loyal Sagna deserves better treatment. He has been voted the best right-back in the country for two years when he made the PFA Team of the Year. He has been one of the most consistent right-backs in the country for a good while now and also has 37 French caps to his name.
Loyalty is two-way street, and Sagna has lived up to his side of the bargain. It is now the turn of Wenger and he must reward him with a two-year-deal. Sagna will no doubt have the opportunity to make more money in France and he could even challenge for trophies, but the loyalist will no doubt be hoping to earn a thoroughly deserved two-year-deal in such a late stage of his career.