As we all know Song still had three years remaining on his contract, but was still sold to Barcelona for £15m. Song further fuelled speculation by stating he tried to initiate new contract negotiations for eight months, but was refused a new long-term contract with Arsenal saying ‘you have three years left.’
Sagna is quoted as saying the ESPN Soccernet on the ordeal:
We expected Robin Van Persie to leave, but not Alex Song … it was a surprise. I still do not understand.
This is a huge loss for the club. They were the top two players from last season – you ask a lot of questions. I understand...