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Sagna Sounds Off

Sagna Sounds Off

Bacary Sagna has sounded the first shots in the old contract negotiation dance in an interview with L'Equipe published this morning. It's a common trick, the old 'give a doubtful sounding interview to a foreign paper to give the club the willies and then if I do end up signing, I can always say the interview was mistranslated' trick.

Sagna questioned the loss of Alex Song this summer, 'Everyone was expecting Robin Van Persie to leave, but Alex Song had three years left on his contract he's 24, that was a surprise. I don't understand that at all. It is a big loss for the club.

'When you see two of the best players from last season leave, you ask a lot of questions. I understand why the supporters are nervous.'

'I am the only starting player left from 2007. In May, I watched City's parade on TV. I saw Samir and Gael lift the trophy. I want that [feeling].'

'In the street, supporters sometimes come to see me. I can understand that they're annoyed. I'm like them - I don't understand everything,' added Sagna.

Now you're all anxious, right? You're a bit annoyed at the club, correct? So you're on his side? Fantastic, now let's talk contracts. (Pay rise).

'For the moment, I want to play with Arsenal, and find my level again.'

When a journalist (conveniently) asked him about his own contract, 'No, nobody (has spoken to me about a new deal).'

Well, they damn well should! Someone sound the panic klaxon! Give that man a pay rise quick! Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Tim Stillman
Date:Thursday September 6 2012
Time: 11:58AM


I think we should avoid all contract talk until the summer. Then when he wont accept our offer we sell him on, fail to replace him and Jenkison will be first choice with Yenaris back up. Of course we then sell one other player too so we can continue our tradition of selling two key players a season. Then as the new season begins Vermaelen, Koscielny or Arteta can start the process again.
06/09/2012 12:17:00
Whether the player is just after a payrise or not, we always come across as looking weak and clueless. This does not happen anywhere near as much at Liverpool, Spurs, United, Chelsea or City. Him being the only starting player since 2007 shows how often we have to rebuild. We will never win anything if the team changes so frequently
06/09/2012 12:24:00
its no problem, we have jenkinson......errr....sign sagna for longer quick
06/09/2012 12:26:00
Can't disagree with anything he's said to be honest. As for the contract talks, don't get me started......
Scotch Eggs Rule
06/09/2012 12:27:00
U*d and Chelsea are both in need of a good right back.
06/09/2012 12:33:00
Utd also need a good LB, 2 new CM's and a couple of CB's that can stay fit. Your point?
Scotch Eggs Rule
06/09/2012 13:05:00
I think you know what my point is.
06/09/2012 13:14:00
i am sure someone in this forum will pop up soon to justify that this is the right way the club should be managed... sustainable model... no one deserve pay rise... mercenary has no loyalty... blahblahblah....
06/09/2012 13:16:00
How about swapping Bacary for Benoit then? Seems a good punt to me!

06/09/2012 13:25:00
IT's all about the timing!!
06/09/2012 13:31:00
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