Arsenal full-back Bacary Sagna has confirmed that he is discussing a new deal with the club, but refused to suggest that he will extent his stay in North London.

The French defender’s current contract expires at the end of the season, and has been heavily linked with a return to his homeland on a free transfer for some time.

However, despite claims that he may be allowed to leave, Arsene Wenger has stepped up negotiations to keep Sagna at the club of late.

The 30-year-old revealed that he is indeed talking with the club, but says that after the losses of a number of key players over the years he is keeping his options open for the time being:

“I was upset, angry when players left.. If we had them today, it would make a massive difference. Since 2007, a very competitive team left. I would love to win trophies with this club, it’s a club I love so much but something is missing.” He is quoted by The Mirror.

“I’ve still got six months on my contract with Arsenal. We are in negotiations. It’s an option to go somewhere in January but I always had a good relationship with Arsenal.

“I’ve been playing there for seven years and i hope we will end up on something good. First of all I want to finish champion because we have got a good opportunity to do it this year and after we will see…”

Sagna has been a key man since signing for the club from Auxerre and has witnessed the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Alex Song and Robin van Persie all move on recent times.

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