Vital Football

Latest Arsenal FC News

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

Comments

0
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.
paul_ownz
06/09/2012 12:17:00
0
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
paul_ownz
06/09/2012 12:24:00
0
its no problem, we have jenkinson......errr....sign sagna for longer quick
bootoo
06/09/2012 12:26:00
0
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
0
U*d and Chelsea are both in need of a good right back.
Bluedub
06/09/2012 12:33:00
0
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
0
I think you know what my point is.
Bluedub
06/09/2012 13:14:00
0
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....
Joe_@**
06/09/2012 13:16:00
0
How about swapping Bacary for Benoit then? Seems a good punt to me!

Spuds-U-Like
06/09/2012 13:25:00
0
IT's all about the timing!!
Trennon
06/09/2012 13:31:00
Page 1/7
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. 7

Login to post a comment

Recent Arsenal Articles

Vital Pre-Match - Arsenal v Basel

Arsenal came from a goal-down to secure what could potential be a crucial point after a draw at Paris Saint-Germain. After the Chelsea win Basel visit the Emirates on Wednesday.

Jenkinson Set For Training Return Today

Full back Carl Jenkinson confirmed over the weekend that he was set to rejoin the players for full training in today's (Monday) sessions.

Wenger On Almost Perfect Chelsea Showing

Manager Arsene Wenger couldn't have been more happy to see Arsenal end their Chelsea curse at the weekend and take a fantastic three nil victory on the day with goals...

Wenger, Walcott & Bellerin On Chelsea

More after match reaction from manager Arsene Wenger, Theo Walcott and Hector Bellerin following the three nil victory over Chelsea at the weekend.

Archived Vital Arsenal Articles

Vital Arsenal articles from

Site Journalists

Rocky7
Editor email
Profile
ClockEnd124
no email
Profile
Amos
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Champions League - Arsenal v Basel
Suggested By:
Arsenal win100%
Basel win0%
Draw0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Man City 6 6 0 0 18 13
2 Spurs 6 4 2 0 14 7
3 Arsenal 6 4 1 1 13 8
4 Liverpool 6 4 1 1 13 7
5 Everton 6 4 1 1 13 6
6 Man Utd 6 4 0 2 12 5
7 Crystal Palace 6 3 1 2 10 3
8 Chelsea 6 3 1 2 10 1
9 Southampton 6 2 2 2 8 1
10 WBA 6 2 2 2 8 1
11 Watford 6 2 1 3 7 -1
12 Leicester City 6 2 1 3 7 -3
13 Burnley 6 2 1 3 7 -3
14 Hull City 6 2 1 3 7 -5
15 AFC Bournemouth 6 2 1 3 7 -5
16 Middlesbrough 6 1 2 3 5 -3
17 Swansea 6 1 1 4 4 -5
18 West Ham 6 1 0 5 3 -9
19 Stoke 6 0 2 4 2 -11
20 Sunderland 6 0 1 5 1 -7
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Arsenal Results (view all)

Arsenal Fixtures (view all)

Oct 2 2016 4:30PM : Burnley (a)
Barclays Premier League
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Swansea City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Middlesbrough (H)
Barclays Premier League
Oct 25 2016 7:45PM : Reading (H)
Capital One Cup
Oct 29 2016 12:30PM : Sunderland (a)
Barclays Premier League
Nov 6 2016 12:00PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Naijagunner20
2.wiganmadhead2
3.Omar Soares2
4.Omar Soares11