Friday, September 14, 2012


Gunners boss, Arsene Wenger has given Bacary Sagna a dressing down after the defender publicly criticised Arsenal's summer transfer business.

Arsene Wenger says Bacary Sagna will have to leave the club if he does not agree with the club’s direction, but is hopeful of extending the defender’s contract.

The Gunners hierarchy were not overly enamoured by Sagna's frank comments last week, prompting Wenger into action.

The France full-back told French press last week of his frustration at the club having watched Robin van Persie and Alex Song leave the Emirates over the summer.
Wenger revealed he has had showdown talks with the 29-year-old and is confident the defender will sign a new contract, but only if he agrees with the club’s policy
'Did I speak to Sagna? Yes,' admitted Wenger.

'I believe any player or any employee always has to defend the company he works for. 

And if he is not completely happy with it then he has to go somewhere else.
'That is basically what I think. That is what I say to everybody.

'You have the freedom to say what you want in life but it is also important you understand what people feel about the club.'

 Wenger has warned Sagna not to expect the club to push the boat out when it comes to offering new terms.

The France defender's current deal expires at the end of next season, but Wenger said: 'Bacary loves the club and will stay here, we want to extend his contract.

'He is 29, so his contract finishes when he is 31. So, of course we can't give him five years.'

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