Sagna and Koscielny leaning towards Arsenal stay

Bacary Sagna and Laurent Koscielny have each handed Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger some good news by confirming their intentions to stay with the club, according to the Daily Mail.

Sagna and the Gunners have been at odds over the right-back’s contract, with Sagna holding out for more than a one-year extension to his current deal, which is entering its final 12 months. The impasse has led to speculation Sagna could move on this summer, with Paris Saint-Germain and Anzhi Makhachkala said to be in the frame, but the Mail claims Sagna will remain at the Emirates Stadium for the foreseeable future – although not that he will put pen to paper on fresh terms.

Koscielny, meanwhile, has been mentioned as a target of both Bayern Munich and Barcelona and appeared to offer encouragement to his suitors earlier in the summer when he called on Arsenal to show more ambition in the transfer market. But Koscielny has now indicated he is happy to remain an Arsenal player, the newspaper reports, despite attracting attention from the continental heavyweights.

Sagna has been an Arsenal player since the summer of 2007, crossing the English Channel in a move from Auxerre, while centre-back Koscielny followed from Lorient in 2010.

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