Arsenal pair Sagna and Koscielny open to exit to win trophies

Arsenal could lose both Bacary Sagna and Laurent Koscielny this summer after the defensive pair revealed they are considering leaving the club in order to ease the pain of seeing other teams lift trophies, the Daily Mirror has reported.

Sagna has been with the Gunners since 2007 but has not claimed a single piece of silverware and is now a target for Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco. The right-back has a year remaining on his contract at the Emirates Stadium and has admitted he is looking at other options since, now he has turned 30, time is running out to claim a trophy.

To see others win and lift trophies, honestly, that hurts,” Sagna said. “It’s six years I’ve been at Arsenal now and I will remain focused on my club, but I don’t know [about my future].

There’s going to be speculation, that is certain. I’m no longer young therefore I’m thinking about it, because I would really like to win something. Whether that is with Arsenal or another club, I would like to win a title.

His compatriot Koscielny, meanwhile, has been an Arsenal player since 2010 and while he insists he is happy under Arsene Wenger, he admits to feeling the pain of going trophy-less thus far in his career in north London.

Psychologically, it is hard. We are always under pressure – a season without the Champions League for Arsenal is catastrophic,” Koscielny said. “I have the desire to add to my list of honours. I hope the club will give me the means. If this weren’t the case, I’d look elsewhere.

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