Speaking about his recent transfer to Manchester City from the Gunners, rightback Bacary Sagna claims he doesn’t regret his move, despite barely getting any game time.
The Frenchman has only made one Premier League start this season for the Sky Blues and has spent the majority of his time at the Etihad warming the bench.
Without saying ‘I told you so‘ many Arsenal fans predicted him being in this position before his move, considering he’d be behind Pablo Zabaleta, who had secured himself a place in the Man City first team a long time ago.
However, despite his lack of playing time, Sagna claims he doesn’t regret his decision to move away from the Emirates to a rival team.
When asked if he wished he hadn’t signed for our rivals, he said, “No, not at all. I see a lot of comments from fans, saying I should have stayed at Arsenal.
“But if I had to do it again, if I had to come back and sign for City, I would have done it again.”
What’s more, is that he says he actually expected to sit on the bench, saying, “I didn’t think about it to be honest.
“When I signed I just wanted to come, give the maximum, and give my best for the club then after, it’s life, no?
“I got used to playing every game with Arsenal and here I expected good competition, because we have some top quality players. Here the squad is very big, so I expected the situation, I expected the rotation and what’s happened, so I’m not surprised.”
Sagna spent seven years with the Gunners and played his final match for us against Hull in the FA Cup final. Many hoped that winning the trophy was enough to get the defender to stay. However, the prospect of joining City to sit on the bench was obviously far more enticing.