Arsenal full back Bacary Sagna has told the club that he will be leaving this summer when his contract expires after rejecting their latest offer of an extension, according to Sky
After hinting earlier in the week that it was all but certain he would leave the Gunners after seven years at the club the defender has moved to finally confirm his exit in writing to club officials.
The 31-year-old’s current deal expires at the end of June and will be able to sign for clubs for free at this point – despite being offered terms to prolong his stay in North London for two years.
It is thought Manchester City amongst other top clubs around Europe are interested in his signature, and the player has said that he wants his future ideally sorted before the World Cup finals kick off at the beginning of June.
During his seven years at Arsenal Sagna made a total of 284 appearances, scoring five goals. Since his arrival from Auxerre Sagna was first choice right back following the departure of Ashley Cole.