Bacary Sagna has hinted to media that he will stay at Arsenal after suggesting they could win the title in the coming season and says he would have ‘already quit’ if he did not truly believe that.
“We are still talking [about a new contract]. 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.”
“I strongly believe we have the quality to be the best in the Premier League. Look at the end of last season, when 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. What we managed last season can be done only by a true team with a great team spirit. I believe we can achieve a lot more.”
Sagna’s words are reassuring and it looks like it will mean there is one less transfer target to worry about this summer as Arsenal are currently well stocked in the right full-back role with both Sagna and Carl Jenkinson pushing for a starting berth.
Sagna all shared his concerns about Arsenal’s lack of focus at times and although the club can beat anybody on their day, they can also slump to defeat to any opponent, as a rocky campaign last season showed:
“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.”