Ex Arsenal Star Bacary Sagna Apologises For Fight With New Man City Teammate Pablo Zabaleta

Sagna says sorry for ‘mistake’.

In 2011, playing for Arsenal and Manchester City respectively, Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta were involved in an angry bust-up and both were sent off late on in a 0-0 draw.

Sagna has since joined Zabaleta at the Etihad Stadium, where both players will compete for the right-back spot in Manuel Pellegrini’s team.

Despite their new rivalry, Sagna has apologised to the Argentina international.

“I’ll say I was wrong,” he told reporters. “It’s in the past. I made a mistake and I apologise.

“I understand Spanish and he said something. He didn’t mean to say it to me but I took it personally – I lost the plot.

“It was a very emotional day for me. I had just lost my brother and was not in a good frame of mind.

“It’s one of the only times I have lost my cool, but I had just lost someone in my family. I didn’t talk to anyone and kept everything inside, so when it happened I just went crazy. I was too upset to talk to him after the game.”

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