Bacary Sagna has confirmed he will be leaving Arsenal this summer, with the France defender expected to sign a three-year deal worth around £120,000 a week at Manchester City according to the Guardian.
The Arsenal veteran is expected to join the ranks of ex-gunners that have left the club for a bigger pay-day, particularly to Manchester City – joining two of his fellow Countrymen Gael Clichy and Samir Nasri with former teammates Kolo Toure and Emmanuel Adebayor who all left the North London outfit at one point or the other for a bigger pay-day at City.
Sagna’s contract expires next month and despite concerted efforts by Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger to retain him, the 31-year-old will leave the Emirates seven years after joining from Auxerre.
“It’s not longer a secret, I will leave Arsenal for sure,” he told L’Equipe.
“They (Arsenal) tried to make an effort but the discussions have not gone as I wished.”
Sagna is currently preparing for the World Cup with the France squad but has acknowledged that the FA Cup Final victory over Hull was his last action in an Arsenal shirt.
“There is no ideal end but it was a dream to finish like that, at Wembley, with the cup,” he added.
“It was an honour to wear the shirt.”
Sagna refused to comment on who his next club would be, but added “I’ll fix that before the start of the World Cup”.