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Bacary Sagna To Weigh Up Galatasaray And Monaco Offers Before Deciding His Emirates Future

Frenchman has been with the Gunners for the past seven years. 

Arsenal’s hopes of being able to convince right-back Bacary Sagna to put pen to paper on a new deal at the Emirates are being hindered by the tax havens in both Turkey and Monaco, according to reports in the Daily Mail.

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The France international’s current deal expires in June and so far the 30-year-old has steadfastly refused the north London club’s offers of a contract extension to remain at the Emirates next season.

And that is because the attacking full back has a number of more enticing offers on the table from the likes of AS Monaco and Galatasaray, with Gunners boss Arsene Wenger admitting that: “When I say I expect Sagna to stay, it’s more that I want him to.

“He wants to keep his options open, because he is at the end of a contract. It is an important contract for him.

“He is 31, I can understand. Can he get more security elsewhere? You should ask him that.

“Because he is a defender we are ready to give him more than one year.

“I’m not alright with him keeping his options open because I would like him to sign now but I have to accept it.  It is his freedom – the decision belongs to him.

“We are always in negotiations with him and we try always to be fair with him. I believe his future is here and any other decision would be wrong.”