Thursday May 29 2014
Sagna confirms Arsenal departure

Long-time Inter target Bacary Sagna has confirmed he is leaving Arsenal this summer.

The 31-year-old right back has been strongly linked with a move to San Siro over recent months, though it now appears highly unlikely he will be joining Walter Mazzarri’s team.

“It is no longer a secret. I am leaving Arsenal, it is a certainty,” Sagna told L’Equipe. “Arsenal made an effort to keep me but the discussions did not go in the direction I wanted.

“It was an honour to grow in the shirt. Arsenal gave me a lot, both as a player and as a person.

“There is a lot of speculation going around. It is giving me headaches! I will resolve everything before the start of the World Cup.”

Manchester City are now thought to be the favourites to sign the player.

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