I have a few moments spare today. Free time is often something of a rarity to such an extent that when some presents itself, I’m unsure what to do with it. Ordinarily, I might use these moments for something shockingly inappropriate or sleeping as I don’t do enough of that particular pursuit. Today, I thought I’d offer you up an extra special blog post. Well, a blog post.
Bacary Sagna will be a free agent in the summer as his contract is entering its final months. There is much debate and speculation around the sprawlingly diverse Goonerverse at present regarding wether or not giving him one is a good idea. I think it is, but I can also understand a few of the reasons some think it is not.
Since he arrived at Arsenal, Bac has been a wonderful servant for the Club, and during his best form arguably the finest right back in the Premiership. However, there have been times during his career that his form has dropped, usually coinciding with injuries.
Last season especially his form dipped having had to recover from a succession of serious injury. Durning that time there was a thought his Arsenal career was heading toward a close. Since then his form has returned to its usual heights and he has been an important figure in our defensive stability.
Certain betting sites like FREE Bet King seem to think Sagna is likely to move given the recent interest from PSG and Liverpool, but I hope this is wrong. I can fully understand those that feel a significant raise to his contract is a risk given his age and history. Both are legitimate areas for concern. For me, retaining his services is worth that risk as his influence on the team is important.
Arsenal could opt to bring in a right back over the summer. I hope that they do, but do so with Sagna still at the club to pass down his experience and knowledge to them and battle for their place in the side. Competition for places is always an important thing in a football team as it removes complacency from a player’s mind. Stability is equally so, and I hope we hold onto Sagna for the benefit of our defensive line.
That’s all for today, folks. The comments are below – use them to tell me wether you believe Arsenal should offer Sagna a new contract or look to fully replace him in the summer. I look forward to reading a few.
As always; thanks for reading, you beautiful bastards.