Arsene Wenger last night admitted Bacary Sagna could walk away at the end of the season.

Sagna, who turns 31 next week , will reach a career milestone at Liverpool with his 200th Premier League appearance – and it could be one of his last.

Gunners right-back Sagna's current deal expires at the end of the season and there is no end in sight to the stand-off involving one of Arsenal's most important players.

Sagna has been offered a new two-year deal on around £70,000-a-week but wants three years and a bigger pay deal. Wenger has even bent his own club rules to offer a 30-something more than a one-year extension.

Galatasaray, Monaco, Paris Saint Germain and several Middle East clubs want to sign him on a free contract this summer.

Wenger has been very bullish about Sagna staying and says he “expects” the right-back will stay but admits that it is a growing concern during Arsenal's title run-in.

“When I say I expect, it's more that I want (him to stay),” said Wenger. “I hope that in the end I am right. We are not close at the moment.

“He wants to keep his options open, because he is at the end of a contract. It is an important contract for him. He is 31 years old. I can understand.

“Because he is a defender we are ready to give him more than one year.