Early morning discussion.|
Arsenal see Sagna as no real loss. Belief in Carl Jenkinson, and Mapou Yagna-Mbwia seen as versatile (and cheap) option.
Now this isn't confirmed for certain, but it's widely reported to be the case. Plus believing in the potential of a youngster to superceed an established pro is an arsenal pattern.
But it asks the question....why exactly should players be loyal?
I'm only using Sagna because he's a great example/ Usually, arsenal fans especially tend to jusify moving a players because they are "c*nts" and greaddy bastards and etc.
Sagna is perfect because no one can accuse him of that. For some 4-5 years he's been arguably our most consistent player (consisten in bad crosses too) and has always given it his all. Quietly goes around his business too.
I can see why arsenal would want to do it (1 broken legs in a year, nearing 29) and I can see from his point of view (last WC player, possibly his last and final ever playing contract).
What I do find odd is that so many arsenal fans are willing to move him on because we have Jenkinson now (once again, overlooking the fact that replacing established players with young potential based on a few months of good work is part of the reason we're in what we're in), as we have a suitable replacement so it doesn't matter.
If you ask a fan why a players should stay, one of those reasons is loyalty ("we gave him his chance", "supported him" etc) yet it seems when it comes to offering players a contract, loyalty is never a factor (he's been loyal to us, gave 100% all the time, given up other opportunities). So loyalty is only a 1-way thing? To suit us but never reciprocated?
All seems rather hypocritical.