Bacary Sagna has been advised by his representatives to stay at Arsenal until his contract expires.
The 30-year-old’s performances for the Gunners have dipped this season with the club unwilling to offer him more than a one-year extension to his current terms.
Sagna’s advisors are convinced that the former Auxerre man can hold out for a larger signing on fee if he runs down his contract which expires in June 2014.
Moneybags AS Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain are both said to be vying for the Frenchman’s signature, but Sagna is yet to make a final decision on his future.
However, Carl Jenkinson’s impressive run of form this season may have already persuaded Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger to fast-track his development and make the Englishman first choice right-back.
Signed from Charlton in 2011, Jenkinson has proven to be an adequate deputy for experienced right-back Sagna. Up and coming youngster Nico Yennaris remains another defensive choice for Wenger.