The Manchester City full-back, who spent seven years at The Emirates under the Frenchman, admits he is saddened to see how unfairly Wenger is being treated.
And he maintained fans agitating for their manager to be given the sack should be careful what they wish for given they will never get anyone who cares more deeply about the club.
“He doesn’t deserve what is happening to him – he is a great man and an institution for Arsenal. It is not fair,” said Sagna.
“Sometimes you can have difficult moments but he’s always been there for the team. The fans are disappointed because of the results – anyone would be with what’s happened on the pitch.
“But is it time for him to go? No. I would like him to stay. I associate Arsenal with his name.
Arsene Wenger is under pressure to save Arsenal's faltering season
Arsenal fans display banners calling for Arsene Wenger's exit
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Arsenal fans raised banners calling for Arsene Wenger's exit after the Gunners lost 3-1 to West Bromwich Albion
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Arsenal fans raised banners calling for Arsene Wenger's exit at The Hawthorns
Arsenal fans are losing patience with Arsene Wenger
“When I had tough moments he always showed trust in me. That’s why it is difficult for me to see him in this position. I am quite sad for the manager because he doesn’t deserve what’s happening to him. He is the man for this situation at Arsenal.”
Gunners fans seem split on whether Wenger should be given the chance to extend his time at the club with a two-year contract on the table or be told his time is up.
Indications over the weekend suggested the Frenchman, 67, wants to be given the chance to sign again and engineer a happier exit from the Emirates than walk away or be sacked with the club in freefall.
Sagna insisted Arsenal’s players have not only a duty of responsibility but the Frenchman’s future in their hands. And while he is hoping they do not start to turn things around against City in either league or FA Cup semi-final next month, he believes that seemingly discontented dressing room holds the key.
“They are having a tough moment but the players can turn it around for sure,” he said. “They have quality players, players who can react and players who are part of the Champions League every season.
“They can beat anyone. Maybe commitment wise they were not that confident and without that confidence it’s difficult to play. But they remain a good team and dangerous to play against.”
Bacary Sagna spent seven years at Arsenal under Arsene Wenger
City line up against Arsenal in two fixtures next month, first in the Premier League on April 2, then in the semi-finals of the FA Cup on April 23. Both matches are at The Emirates.
“Hopefully they will not do it against us because I want to be part of a good season for this team. So of course, I will go there wanting to win,” said Sagna.
“We need to go to Arsenal and win the game because we want to be part of the Champions League again next season.
“It’s going to be difficult to catch Chelsea – it’s maybe too far now – but we want to be qualifying for the Champions League so we have to go and give a good performance, stick together and keep working hard.”
Sagna has been ruled out of France’s World Cup qualifier against Luxembourg on Saturday by the thigh injury he suffered on Sunday.