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Arsenal can deliver the title: Sagna


Arsenal's Bacary Sagna. Photo: Getty

Arsenal's Bacary Sagna. Photo: Getty

Arsenal's Bacary Sagna. Photo: Getty

DEFENDER Bacary Sagna is convinced Arsenal can win the Premier League again next term.

Sagna, 30, is set to enter the final season of his current deal at the Emirates Stadium, but is in talks over an extension.

The Gunners won eight of their final 10 Premier League games to overhaul Spurs and seal fourth place, which secured another shot at the Champions League.

Manager Arsene Wenger has been promised significant funds to build a squad this summer capable of mounting a long-overdue title challenge.

And France international Sagna (right), signed from Auxerre six years ago, has no doubts Arsenal can be contenders again in 2013/14, when they will look to end eight campaigns without silverware.

"I truly believe we can be champions or else I wouldn't be playing football. I would have gone already," Sagna said.

"Look at the end of last season, when 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."

Sagna, though, warned his team-mates they must cut out the inconsistencies which saw them slump as low as 10th.

He added: "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."

Sagna could become a free agent at the end of next season.

However, the France defender indicated there was positive dialogue with Arsenal.

"We are still talking (about a new contract).

"The fact is I am still at Arsenal and I am looking forward to playing next season."

The Gunners host Aston Villa in their opening fixture of the Premier League next season.