Arsenal should hold on to Sagna, say Goal Singapore readers

The French right-back's contract expires in the summer but the Gunners are not close to agreeing terms over a new deal
The future of Bacary Sagna at the Emirates has been up in the air in recent times, with the French international not close to penning a new contract.

The Arsenal right-back's current deal is set to run out in the summer, but manager Arsene Wenger admitted recently that both parties are still struggling to reach a breakthrough in negotiations. This comes after talks were opened months ago, after initial discussions collapsed at the end of last year when the Gunners refused to meet the player's demands for a two-year extension and an upgrade on his £60,000-a-week salary.

The 31-year-old has been a key figure in the Arsenal defence this season and provides versatility, with only Carl Jenkinson a like-for-like deputy in their current ranks.

The majority of Goal Singapore readers believe Sagna is still able to contribute to the club, with 58.3% believing that it is worthwhile for Arsenal to do their best to hold on to him.

If no new deal is agreed, Sagna will be able to walk away on a free transfer in the summer. The Gunners have looked at the likes of Schalke's Atsuto Uchida, Sochaux's Sebastien Corchia and Sebastian Jung, but no news have come out of such interest as yet.