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Arsenal star Sagna offered chance to join Manchester City

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Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has an important decision to make regarding his future, with reports suggesting that Manchester City have offered him a deal.

According to The Guardian, The Citizens have offered right-back Sagna a three-year contract to join the club when his current £50,000-per-week deal at the Emirates Stadium expires this summer.

The same report further suggests that an offer of a two-year extension to stay at Arsenal is on the table for the player with manager Arsene Wenger keen for him to stay, but that Sagna is holding out for an extra 12 months and apparently knows that Manchester City are able to give him what he wants along with an improvement on that current salary.

31-year-old Sagna have been at Arsenal for almost seven years now, having first moved to club from French outfit Auxerre during the summer of 2007.

The France international has made over 200 appearances under Wenger since, firmly cementing his place as the club's first-choice right-back.

And while he continues to start for the club during a 2013/14 season that initially promised so much but is all of a sudden threatening to deliver very little, there have been doubts surrounding his future in North London for a long time now as contract talks have shown few signs of progressing to an agreeable stage.

Given that Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini - who presumably would have been absolutely delighted with his side's impressive display during the 3-0 victory over rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford on Tuesday night - currently has one of the most consistent right-backs in Europe in the form of Argentine Pablo Zabaleta, their interest in Sagna could be considered slightly curious.

However, if Sagna were indeed to make the move to Manchester City this summer, then he certainly wouldn't be the first Arsenal player in recent years to follow that particular path.

Kolo Toure, Samir Nasri, Emmanuel Adebayor and compatriot and fellow-full back Gael Clichy are all examples of players who have swapped the Emirates for the Etihad.

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