Bacary Sagna’s future has been thrown in further doubt after admitting he could sign for another team when the January transfer window opens.
The right-back’s contract at the Emirates expires at the end of the season and is in talks over a new deal with Arsenal to remain at the north London club.
But the Frenchman can now talk with other clubs with only six months remaining on his current deal.
PSG, AC Milan and Napoli have all shown in interest in the 30-year-old in the past and although Sagna is hoping for something to good to come from his talks with Arsenal, the French full-back does have options should nothing be agreed.
Quoted in the Daily Star Sunday, Sagna said:
‘I like everyone at Arsenal and I hope that something good will come from our talks.
‘If I can sign a contract as a free agent from January for another team? It’s an option.’
Last season Sagna did not perform to the standard that we have seen him do in the past, and many of the Arsenal faithful believed his time at the club was coming to an end with Carl Jenkinson ready to step in.
However, this season he looks like a new player and is showing us what he can do when he’s in form. He has also shown us his versatility by playing as an emergency centre-back this term and could do with as many bodies in the squad leading up to the hectic Christmas period
Jenkinson has also showed us that Sagna is still needed at the club, with the Englishman not quite ready to take the reigns and still has a lot to learn.
So unless Arsene Wenger has another right-back in mind this January, the Frenchman must tie Sagna down to a new deal.