Arsenal are reportedly hoping that two of their defenders will be signing a new deal which could keep them at the Emirates for an extra 4 or 5 years. These defenders that Arsenal will be keeping are the one and only Bacary Sagna and Kieran Gibbs who will reportedly sign new contracts with the club very soon.
Both are out of contract in 2014 but after the events of this summer where Robin van Persie left with a year to go on his deal and talks have stalled alongside Theo Walcott’s contract, the Gunners are set to get away from negotiating with players who have just one year left on their current deal and begin contract talks two years from the end.
Talks are expected to begin with Sagna and Gibbs but Sagna has criticised the club’s transfer policy after a summer which saw both Robin van Persie and Alex Song leave the club close to the start of the season.
“At Arsenal, you’re back from holidays, you prepare and you see two of the players leave when competition returns,” he told French newspaper L’Equipe.. “That’s the way it is since I have been here. I’m used to it now.
“I was expecting Robin Van Persie’s departure. We all were. It was obvious, as the English say. But Alex? That was a surprise.
“He’s 24, he had three years left on his contract. I still don’t understand it. It’s a massive loss for the club. When you see your two best players from last season leaving, you ask yourself a lot of questions.
“Sometimes fans come up to the me in the street. I can understand them being angry. I’m like them, I don’t understand everything.”
When asked about a new deal he replied: “No. Nothing and nobody.”