Arsenal’s summer could be about to get even better with Bacary Sagna and Laurent Koscielny set to commit their futures to the club.
Sagna’s current deal expires next summer and he had attracted interest from PSG and Monaco, however the full-back who arrived from Auxerre in 2006 is set to sign a 12-month extension to keep him at the Emirates for at least one more season.
Fellow French defender Koscielny recently spoke out about the lack of ambition at Arsenal which saw Barcelona and Bayern Munich preparing offers but the former Lorient man has told club executives that he does not want to leave the club. His comments regarded the clubs lack of ambition in the transfer market but the club is getting ready for some high-profile signings.
Gonzalo Higuain is set to be the first with his arrival confirmed this week. Marouane Fellaini and Julio Cesar could follow with Ilkay Gundogan and Wayne Rooney still possibilities.
The French duo showed how important they are at the club with a terrific late run that saw them pip Spurs to the last remaining Champions League spot. Koscielny forced his way in to the team, removing club captain Thomas Vermaelen from the squad as his partnership with Per Mertesacker excelled. His goal against Newcastle United on the final day of the season earned Arsenal a precious win that sealed their European fate for the upcoming season.
Bacary Sagna was also part of the side that claimed the tense victory at St. James Park. He was injured at the beginning of the season with Carl Jenkinson deputising well but he was straight back in the team on his return. He had to play as a central defender against Sunderland with Koscielny pulling out of the squad in the warm-up and along with Wojciech Szczesny, single-handedly earned Arsenal the win.
Both players are big names at the club and to the fans too, the supporters wouldn’t want either player leaving this summer.