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Bacary Sagna To Quit Arsenal On A Free Transfer Next Summer

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Arsenal are already said to be bracing themselves for the imminent departure of key defender Bacary Sagna at the end of this season, according to exclusive reports in the Daily Mail.

The experienced France international has been in north London now for the past seven seasons, with Sagna originally arriving at the Emirates from Ligue 1 outfit Auxerre in July 2007 for an initial fee of 9 million euros, although that could ultimately rise to as much as 11m euros depending on certain add-ons.

And it is fair to say that in the intervening six-year period, the attacking right back has gone on to prove himself to be one of the most consistent and impressive performers in his position currently playing in Europe.

However, with his present contract with the Gunners now set to expire on June 30 2014, it is understood that Sagna has already privately informed head coach Arsene Wenger of his intention not to sign a new deal with the club come the end of the season, but to instead depart the capital on a free transfer.

And that is because Sagna felt disrespected by the Arsenal board when they only offered him a 12-month contract extension last year on the same terms as the deal he agreed in 2008 of £60,000 per week, with the Frenchman having subsequently turned down more lucrative offers from the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester City to remain with the club.

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