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Manchester City to seal Bacary Sagna deal after FA Cup final

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Bacary Sagna could give a bitter taste to what could be a great week for Arsenal by agreeing a deal with Manchester City shortly after the FA Cup final, reports the Daily Mail.

Sagna will take part in his first FA Cup final on Saturday afternoon as the Gunners look to end a nine-year trophy drought. However, while it could be a good week on the pitch, it could end up being a pretty forgetful one off of it.

That is because Manchester City are confident of agreeing a deal for Sagna shortly after he plays what should be his last game for the club.

His contract is set to expire next month after both Arsenal and Sagna failed to agree terms over an extension. The 31-year-old was keen to stay at the Emirates Stadium, but was let down over Arsenal's refusal to meet his demands.

The France international wanted a three-year contract worth a reported £100,000-a-week but Arsenal were only willing to offer two years and slightly less money a week.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini used the huge funds at his disposal to meet Sagna's demands and believe they have beaten the likes of Chelsea and PSG to his signature.

Negotiations between Sagna and Arsenal have reportedly ended after the player refused to compromise over his demands. Despite his inevitable departure, Sagna is still expected to play in the FA Cup final.

Wenger hinted that Sagna would start in his press conference on Thursday, telling reporters: "I told you many times, for me a professional is to give your best until the last day of your contract.

"That's for me the real professional. I don't doubt their integrity, their desire to win and their commitment at all.

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