Once again a report is out by Bacary Sagna having a dig at the club as to the reasons why he left. Why him of all players, who would have had a relatively easy, welcome return to the Emirates next week, want to infuriate fans that have given him an easy time since joining a rival?
It would not be the first time since he joined City in the summer that he feels he needs to air his feelings about why he left and how it has boosted his career etc.
Sagna is quoted as saying:
I am 31 and this was the right time for me to leave Arsenal. I wanted to see somewhere new, and to boost my career. I have left a family club, which I joined when I was very young, and where I have known Arsene Wenger all the time.
It is what I was looking for. I needed it in order to go the extra mile.
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Arsenal are, and remain, a quality side. But I can understand their fans feeling frustrated when they see players moving to other clubs.
Arsenal fans were quite comfortable with him when he left as he remained a true professional up till his last game. But I feel he is missing out on his true motivations.
I certainly was one of those fans sad to see him leave, but you’d be mad not to realise that we have replaced him with a very capable replacement, who so far has been a brilliant addition, much better going forward and has made important last minute interceptions. I know its still early days, but Sagna literally has not been missed at all, and it seems it is him who misses us.
But if Sagna does want to lay it all on the table then personally I think he needs to be slightly more honest than he has been. As that would seem unlikely I thought I may be able to help him with a few points:
– Sagna, you are mad to think that your career has been boosted since leaving ‘Family Club’ Arsenal. Yes you are a decent player but I am pretty certain Zabeleta is not too worried about his place. You played one game so far at the Etihad and lost to Stoke- just saying.
– You left Arsenal to boost your career? no, you didn’t mate. You left to get an extra year on a contract. You left perhaps to be part of a squad (as that’s all you will be) that will have a bigger chance to win the title. You left left for more money (you never mentioned that).
All of the reasons as to why you left are fine, and sit ok, but please just be honest if you are going to give interviews. Don’t keep slating the club that made you what you are and stood by you through 2 injuries and allowed you to build back some form as you were woeful for at least a season and a half not too long ago.
You didn’t leave because you believe your career has been boosted, as you had a guaranteed position at Arsenal at Right back where you played every game, and the Newcastle wing back Debuchy at the time got the nod for France too, so thats even more unlikely to change.
What I would say to you as someone who was well liked with the Arsenal faithful is keep your thoughts to yourself unless you are going to present the full story. Tell it like it is, or don’t tell it at all.
Wow you’ve left, cheerio, all the best.
You will find that its not the Arsenal fans talking about you anymore. Its always you that has been in the press about your ‘rogue’ reasons.
We have moved on, we have a better player in Debuchy, and if you really enjoyed playing for Arsenal and feel that perhaps you are indebted in anyway to the club to give you the profile you have now then I would suggest to let it go, and stop being like Nasri and co. You were better than that.
If you don’t wanna let it go then you probably need to expect a bit of abuse when you are sitting on the bench next week at the Emirates, with Milner, Nastastic and all the other number makers at City.