The Daily Mail says the France right back feels â€˜disrespectedâ€™ by the Gunnersâ€™ offer of a 12-month extension to his deal that expires in 2014. He has told team-mates he expects to leave at the end of the season.
Arsenal are refusing to improve his current wage of Â£60,000 a week. Given this will be the defenderâ€™s final big contract â€” he is 30 in February â€” he is looking for a substantial salary increase.
The clubâ€™s decision not to offer a long-term deal is thought to be connected to fears over his injury record, having suffered two broken legs in a year.