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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Sagna questions Gunners' transfer policy

Arsenal full-back Bacary Sagna has openly questioned Arsenal’s transfer policy and simultaneously put his future into doubt.

The Gunners have regularly sold off their best players in recent season, with boss Arsene Wenger then choosing to replace them with cheaper, younger players.

Gael Clichy, Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri were the notable sales last summer while Robin van Persie and Alex Song have left this season.

The club continues to make a healthy profit as they battle to pay off the cost of their new Emirates stadium, but that has had a negative affect on their live scores, with the club now heading into an eighth season without a major trophy.

That has understandably got the fans restless, given it is only eight years since they won the league without losing a game, with the latest odds suggesting that wait will almost certainly go on.

The players, also, are concerned with the club’s transfer policy, which they see as negative and self-defeating.

“I expected Robin's departure," Sagna told French newspaper L'Equipe. "But Alex, that was a surprise. He's 24 and had three years on his contract.

"When you see your two best players from last season leave, you ask yourself questions.

"In May, I watched Manchester City's parade on television. I watched Samir and Gael lift the trophy. It makes you want that.”

The 29-year-old is currently recovering from a broken leg suffered in May, his second such injury in three seasons.

The former Auxerre man, who has made more than 200 appearances for the club, has a contract until the end of the 2013/14 season.

However, when asked whether anyone from the club had spoken to him about a possible extension, Sagna was clear in his answer: "No, nobody."

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