Red Bull Arena

Next Game

New York Red Bulls v Arsenal

Saturday, 26 July 2014, 22:00

Friendly Match

Last Game

Boreham Wd 0 - 2 Arsenal

Saturday, 19 July 2014, 15:00

Friendly Match

Sagna is still talking terms

Bacary Sagna has played down transfer gossip by revealing that he remains in talks with Arsenal over a new contract.

Last Updated: 19/06/13 at 15:20 Post Comment

Bacary Sagna: Not looking to leave and confident he can win titles at Arsenal

Bacary Sagna: Not looking to leave and confident he can win titles at Arsenal

The French full-back has been strongly linked with a return to his homeland, with ambitious Ligue 1 duo Paris St Germain and Monaco prepared to put terms to him.

Sagna has spent the last six years in England, but will see his contract at Emirates Stadium expire in 2014.

Arsenal would be reluctant to see him enter the final year of that deal and potentially walk away for nothing next summer.

They have been locked in talks regarding an extension to Sagna's deal for some time and will be relieved to hear that he is not looking for a move.

"We are still talking [about a new contract]," he told Gulf News.

"I never said I wanted to leave the club, but there are some journalists who want to speculate as I have just one year to go.

"The fact is that I am still at Arsenal and I am looking forward to playing next season.

"Arsenal made me grow as a player and as a man. People have been talking about me going back to France, but at the moment I am at Arsenal."

Success

Sagna's time at Arsenal has coincided with a barren spell for the club on the silverware front - which stands at eight years and counting - but he is convinced that the Gunners will soon be back on the trophy trail.

He added: "I truly believe we can be successful. I truly believe we can be champions or else I wouldn't be playing football. I would have gone already. I truly believe we can succeed with the team we have.

"I strongly believe we have the quality to be the best in the Premiership. If not, look at the second half of last season, where we got 26 points from a possible 30. Not a lot of teams can do this and this is what makes me believe we can beat anyone.

"However, on some days we can switch off and lose to anyone. And to avoid this, we need to take things game by game and stay focused from the beginning to the end.

"There are no major things that we ought to do to continue succeeding. I think we just have to stick around as a team, where each one helps out on the pitch, and stay consistent like we did in the second half of the season."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e made his power play to try and get Sheikhy to raise his wages or trade him to PSG. PSG were probably not interested and he is stuck with no cake and no vacation. @Jay_D> Surely you jest about FFP being real, right? All Platini is doing is making billionaries pay measly fines, so he and his cronies can get rich. If a fool can pay 50 mil for David Luiz, he will happily pay some fine to UEFA. FFP has failed as for it to succeed UEFA had to take it...

Synergy
Toure: I am staying with City

G

uess we can expect Toure's explanation of his behaviour around the same time Pete Townshend publishes his book then.

ceeps
Toure: I am staying with City

D

amn you Yaya, don't scare me like that! I only ate the icing. I didn't eat the soft and scrumptious middle - I will buy you another cake!

MCFC87
Toure: I am staying with City

Footer 365

Gareth Bale says Real Madrid are eyeing a six-trophy campaign this season

Gareth Bale says Real Madrid are targeting an even bigger trophy haul this season.

Manchester United beat LA Galaxy 7-0 as Louis van Gaal era opens in style

Wayne Rooney, Reece James and Ashley Young all grabbed a brace as Manchester United beat LA Galaxy 7-0 in Pasadena

Premier League: Gylfi Sigurdsson delighted with move to Swansea from Tottenham

Gylfi Sigurdsson has told Sky Sports he is delighted to have joined former club Swansea from Tottenham.

Mail Box

Defending Woodward With Perspective

One Mailer is telling us to hold fire on our Woodward criticism, whilst we also have some wonderful PFA Team of The year geekery, a well done to Vieira and much more...

Why The Obsession Over The Captaincy?

Asks the morning mailbox, before hastily returning to the debate over who should replace Steven Gerrard. Plus, thoughts on Ed Woodward's spending plans and more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property