Sagna joins the Citizens on a free transfer.
Manchester City have signed right-back Bacary Sagna on a free transfer from Arsenal after weeks of speculation over the Frenchman’s future.
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Sagna spent seven years with the Gunners after signing from Auxerre and played 284 matches for the club in all competitions – winning his first trophy with them at the end of the 2013/14 campaign with FA Cup triumph.
The 31-year-old’s contract at the Emirates Stadium expires this summer and despite the best efforts of manager Arsene Wenger, the defender could not be convinced to stay.
It’s said that the North Londoners were not prepared to offer Sagna enough money or a long enough deal, something which the Citizens have done by giving the France international a three-year contract.
The full-back will now compete with stalwart Pablo Zabaleta for a place in the starting XI at the Etihad Stadium and joins a long list of recent players to have made this move.
Current City stars Gael Clichy and Samir Nasri both made their name in the Premier League under Wenger’s guidance before big money transfers up north, whilst Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor also signed for the English champions from the Gunners.
The North London outfit will now be in search of a new right-back to fill the void left by Sagna, with reports strongly linking them with Toulouse and Ivory Coast youngster Serge Aurier.
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