Bacary Sagna is waiting on a decision on Arsene Wenger’s future at Arsenal before deciding on his own, FootballDirectNews.com understands.
The 31-year-old is coming close to the end of his contract and will be a free agent in the summer if he decides not to renew with the Gunners, with the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco believed to be waiting in the wings to snap him up. It has now emerged that the uncertainty over Wenger’s long-term position as manager at the club has played some part in Sagna delaying in committing his future at the Emirates Stadium.
The French right-back is also unsure about Arsenal’s ambition in the transfer market and general lack of success on the pitch in his time at the club, but, like many at Arsenal, is unsure about who could be brought in to replace Wenger.
Although the 64-year-old may be past his influential best, David Moyes’ troubles at Manchester United have shown how hard it can be to replace a long-serving and iconic figure at a football club.
There were rumours about Wenger quitting and I think a growing number of fans are behind that idea, a Gunners insider said. “But I think it would have several players questioning their future and I know Sagna is one who’s been waiting to see how it pans out.