Wenger happy to play duo

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has no qualms about playing Bacary Sagna and Lukasz Fabianski in the FA Cup final.

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Bacary Sagna: Arsenal contract ends this

Bacary Sagna: Arsenal contract ends this

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has no qualms about playing Bacary Sagna and Lukasz Fabianski in the FA Cup final despite their uncertain futures.

The France right-back and Poland goalkeeper are out of contract this summer, having both rejected renewed contract offers from the club.

Sagna has been at the Emirates Stadium since 2007 but looks set to leave after Saturday's clash with Hull, with the Gunners having reportedly failed to match his £100,000-per-week wage demands.

That, though, is not of immediate concern to manager Wenger, who will happily play the France international at Wembley.

"I told you many times that it's exactly the same as last week," he said when asked about developments on Sagna's future. "The ball is in his camp and I cannot influence that.

"[In terms of playing him, I have no concerns] at all. I told you many times for me a professional is to give your best until the last day of your contract.

"That's for me the real professional. I don't doubt his integrity, his desire to win and his commitment at all."

Wenger answered in similarly blunt fashion when asked about Fabianski, who appears to have grown tired of playing second fiddle to countryman Wojciech Szczesny and looks likely to depart this summer.

"The answer is exactly the same," he said. "Honestly, I have always acted like that because it would basically mean the guys are not professional.

"I have done that with Samir Nasri, with Robin van Persie, with everyone when I knew they left or had a good chance to leave, I always played them. If they deserves to play, they play."


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