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Manchester City Defender Bacary Sagna: I Understand Arsenal Fans Transfer Frustration

Bacary Sagna was left frustrated by Arsenal’s transfer policy during your time at the club…

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Former Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has told fans of the North London club that he understands their frustration regarding the team’s transfer policy.

Sagna completed a free transfer from the Gunners to Manchester City this summer, and admitted that his own annoyance at his former side’s reluctance to spend was one of the reasons for his departure.

The Frenchman spent seven seasons at the Emirates Stadium, but last season’s FA Cup win was his first taste of success with the club.

As the Daily Mail explains, there have been some question marks as to why Sagna, who has made just one appearance this season so far for the Premier League champions, would give up guaranteed first-team football at Arsenal to become part of a huge squad at City, but the player has insisted that he made the right decision.

The 31-year-old, who was quoted in French newspaper L’Equipe, said: “It was a good time for me to see something new, to boost my career. I have made ??much progress at Arsenal alongside my teammates and Arsene Wenger. I thought long and hard and it was a difficult choice, mentally.

“At City, the squad is much bigger. But that’s what I was looking for, I needed to challenge myself. Arsenal is and will remain a quality team. I understand the fans are frustrated when they see the transfers at other clubs.”

Arsenal tied up the deadline-day signing of Danny Welbeck from Manchester United for £16m but did not strengthen at the back or in midfield, much to the disappointment of their fans.

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