Arsenal transfers: Bacary Sagna wants to win a trophy before leaving

Arsenal transfers: Bacary Sagna says that he wants to win a trophy with the Gunners before leaving the north London outfit

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Bacary Sagna joined Arsenal in 2007 Photo: Doha Stadium Plus, via Flickr

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Bacary Sagna admits he is desperate to win a trophy at Arsenal before the French defender leaves the north London side.

The 29-year-old’s future has been in doubt with just under 18 months remaining on his current deal at The Emirates, with reported interest from Internazionale and Paris Saint-Germain.

Sagna is yet to make a renewed commitment to the Gunners after the France international was reported to have been offered a one-year contract extension.

And although Sagna admits that he does not know where his future lies, the right-back is desperate to win some silverware before ending his Arsenal career.

“Honestly, I’m under contract with Arsenal and I give everything so long as I am under contract with my club,” Sagna told atlantiquefootball.com.

“Before leaving, because I will leave here one day, I would like to win something with my club. I don’t want to answer yes or no now because in football you never know what will happen.”

Sagna has scored four goals in 218 appearances for Arsenal after completing a €11m (£9m) switch to the Gunners from Auxurre in 2007.

The Frenchman admitted it has been frustrating to see key players, such as Cesc Fàbregas and Robin van Persie, leave in recent seasons, while Arsenal’s rivals have strengthened.

“We had problems starting for several reasons, we lost important players. Some new ones arrived as well. We know it takes a bit of time for everyone to be ready,” added Sagna.

“The rest of the season will be very, very hard. With teams like Manchester United and Manchester City who never give up. But we want to do the best second half of the season possible.

“We have to go as far as possible in the cups. We’re outsiders [for the Uefa Champions League] but we still have quite a bit of pressure. The fact we haven’t won anything for quite a while means people are expecting a lot from us.”

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