Transfer news: Bacary Sagna says contract talks at Arsenal are ongoing
Wednesday 19 June 2013 15:20, UK
Bacary Sagna has played down transfer gossip by revealing that he remains in talks with Arsenal over a new contract.
Sagna's time at Arsenal has coincided with a barren spell for the club on the silverware front - which stands at eight years and counting - but he is convinced that the Gunners will soon be back on the trophy trail.
He added: "I truly believe we can be successful. I truly believe we can be champions or else I wouldn't be playing football. I would have gone already. I truly believe we can succeed with the team we have.
"I strongly believe we have the quality to be the best in the Premiership. If not, look at the second half of last season, where we got 26 points from a possible 30. Not a lot of teams can do this and this is what makes me believe we can beat anyone.
"However, on some days we can switch off and lose to anyone. And to avoid this, we need to take things game by game and stay focused from the beginning to the end.
"There are no major things that we ought to do to continue succeeding. I think we just have to stick around as a team, where each one helps out on the pitch, and stay consistent like we did in the second half of the season."