‘I love playing for Arsenal,’ insists France international.
Bacary Sagna has dropped the biggest hint yet that he wants to remain at Arsenal to help guide the club to their first trophy in nine years.
The 31-year-old’s current deal expires at the end of this season and the full-back has reportedly rejected a recent offer from the club, amid reported interest from Ligue 1 giants PSG and AS Monaco.
But Sagna, who joined the North London outfit from Auxerre in summer 2007, has hinted he wants to remain at the Emirates Stadium.
“I love Arsenal, I love playing for Arsenal, I love my team. Arsenal is the most followed team in France and I remember I used to watch them when I was in France so it was a pleasure to play for them, so why leave?
“It’s great here. It was like a dream when I joined the club because I used to follow Arsenal when I was in France and then I had the opportunity to join them and it’s a pleasure to play for the team.”
The Gunners last won a trophy in 2005 – the FA Cup – but have a realistic chance to win either the FA Cup or Premier League this season.
Sagna has branded their nine-year wait for a trophy ’embarrassing’ but insists Arsenal have the class to end the drought.
“It would be my first trophy. I’ve been here for seven years and we haven’t won anything so it’s a bit embarrassing for the club, the fans and ourselves as well.
“As a player you want to be successful, show you have quality and when you don’t win you always wonder what’s happening. But it makes me even more hungry to do it.
“I know we have the quality to do it. Every day I think about it, every day I come training and make myself better and hope we can win something.
“It’s our ambition is to stay top of the league. We have a quality team to be successful at the end of the season but we must stay focused.
“But we have to learn from what happened in the past, everyone is ready to fight and show how much we want it.”