The France international who is currently injured told L’Equipe:
“Everyone was expecting Robin Van Persie to leave, but Alex Song, that was a surprise. I don’t understand that at all. It is a big loss for the club.
“When you see two of the best players from last season leave, you ask a lot of questions. I understand why the supporters are nervous.
“I am the only starting player left from 2007. In May, I watched City’s parade on TV. I saw Samir and Gael lift the trophy. I want that [feeling].
“Could I be tempted to leave? For the moment, I want to play with Arsenal, and find my level again.”