Arsenal full-back Bacary Sagna has confirmed he will leave the club at the end of the season when he contract runs out.
The Frenchman moved to the Gunners in 2007 and has been a reliable mainstay in their side throughout that time as one of the most consistent right-backs in the Premier League.
However, reports have circulated this season that he will move on when his contract expires at the end of the campaign with Manchester City favourites to sign him. And the player all but confirmed his exit to Europe1: “I’m out of contract, as everyone knows.  I still consider myself as an Arsenal player at present.  But actually we had a small problem, and I do not think I will stay at Arsenal at the end of the season,” he admitted.
The news will come as a blow to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger who had earlier insisted he wanted the defender to remain at the Emirates. But it would represent another case of the Gunners allowing one of their star names to let their contract run down after the likes of Samir Nasri, Robin van Persie and Gael Clichy all had to be cashed in on as the end of their contract approached.