The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that he does not expect the departure of the French defender Bacary Sagna from the club in the January or the summer transfer window. The 29-year-old recently questioned the transfer policy of the club after they sold the star players like Robin van Persie and Alex Song for a combined transfer fee of just under £ 50 million. Even though they have spent some money on players like Lukas Podolski during the summer, Bacary Sagna has said that no other club will be looking to sell the high quality players like Robin van Persie.
The French defender is currently out with a long-term injury problem and is expected to return to the first-team action in the next few weeks. However, it remains to be seen if the manager Arsene Wenger will be able to get him back into the first-team after his public criticism of the transfer policy of the club. Despite this, the manager has said that he is convinced of the fact that player will sign a new deal with the club before January. It is expected that Arsenal will offer him a two-year contract so that he will be able to stay at the club until he is 31 years of age.
‘Did I speak to Sagna? Yes. I believe any player or any employee always has to defend the company he works for. And if he is not completely happy with it then he has to go somewhere else. That is basically what I think. That is what I say to everybody. You have the freedom to say what you want in life but it is also important you understand what people feel about the club,’ admitted Wenger. Wenger has also confirmed that another long term absentee Jack Wilshire is back to first-team action.