Arsenal will have to increase their offer significantly to persuade contract rebel to stayNorth London club Arsenal need to up their offer significantly to keep ace right-back Bacary Sagna at the club, reports the Daily Star. The Gunners are offering the 31-year old only a 2 year deal at 60,000 pounds per week while the French international wants to be paid close to 100,000 pounds a week for 3 more years as reward for the loyalty he has been showing to the club.
A source close to Sagna revealed, “He will leave 100 per cent for sure unless Arsenal wake up in the next couple of months and offer him new good terms. It would have to be in the region of £6m a season on a three to four year contract, plus a signing-on fee of around £6m. He wants to finish his career at Arsenal as long as the board give him the right deal.”
While Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger knows the invaluable contribution Sagna makes for the club, the manager is wary of handing the Frenchman, who has suffered 2 leg-breaks in the last two-years, a long term deal. One reckons that Arsenal will be better served in making an exception to their principles for Sagna, who has been incredibly consistent with his performances at the Emirates since joining from Auxerre in 2007.
The earnest right-back reportedly refused big paydays from numerous European clubs to serve Arsenal in their times of need and one feels that it is only fair for him to be rewarded with a bolstered new deal.