Arsenal’s week from hell has got worse, with reports suggesting both Bacary Sagna and Lukasz Fabianksi have rejected the offers of new contracts, reports the Daily Star.
Manager Arsene Wenger has been left reeling following a 5-1 thrashing at Anfield on Saturday.
And now he faces the prospect of losing both Sagna and Fabianksi at the end of the season, after both refused the offer of a contract extension.
Seven major clubs are thought to be keen on signing Sagna once his current deal runs out at the end of the season.
Title rivals Chelsea and Manchester City are both thought to be keen on signing the French international, who is believed to have already told teammates he will be leaving.
Meanwhile, 28-year-old Fabianski has revealed he no longer wants to play second fiddle to Wojciech Szczesny at the Emirates, and will be looking for a club that can offer him first team football.
Fabianski – who has been capped 21 times – said: “I want to be No.1 in the club and in the Polish national team. I have learned a lot at London during very positive and challenging periods.
“With biggest respect to this great club, I didn’t accept the extension offer as I am looking forward to a new challenge in England or abroad.”
Sagna is thought to be disappointed the club waited so long to offer him a new deal, considering the loyalty he has shown the club down the years.
The deal offered was also understood to be the same as his current salary, and the French international is looking for his first pay rise since 2008.