Bacary Sagna has made it clear to Arsenal that he will be leaving at the end of his contract, officially communicating his intentions to officials, reports Sky Sports.
The right-back is set to leave for Brazil in the coming days as he prepares to take part in what will most likely be his last World Cup with France.
In an attempt to settle his future before the tournament kicks off on 12th June, Sagna has written an official letter to the club to confirm his intentions to leave the club when his contract expires.
It brings an end to an eight-year association with the club and will also end last ditch contract negotiations with the Gunners.
Arsenal were stubborn in the early stages of talks, offering Sagna, 31, a two-year deal when he was insistent on three. Arsene Wenger eventually commissioned a three-year deal, but by then, it was too late and Sagna was already halfway out the Emirates exit door.
Sagna gave Arsenal fans a glimmer of hope over the weekend after revealing there was still a 10% chance that he would stay at the Emirates.
However, according to Sky Sports sources, Arsenal have been told to give up in their attempts to keep him in north London.
Attention now turns towards Sagna’s future and where he will be playing next season. Manchester City are deemed favourites to land his signature while a number of clubs have also showed an interest.
Ideally, Sagna wants his future sorted before the World Cup begins.