Arsenal’s derby triumph could be turning point, says Bacary Sagna

Bacary Sagna is hoping Arsenal's thrilling 5-2 victory over Tottenham Hotspur could be "the beginning of something"

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Arsene Wenger's side beat Tottenham 5-2 on Sunday PA Photos

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Bacary Sagna believes Arsenal 5-2 triumph over Tottenham Hotspur in the north London derby could be a turning point in the Gunners’ season.

Spurs surged into a first-half lead with goals from Louis Saha and Emmanuel Adebayor, but Arsenal responded before the interval as Sagna and Robin van Persie levelled the game.

The Gunners then sealed a memorable victory after the break thanks to Tomas Rosicky’s strike and Theo Walcott’s impressive brace.

“It might be the beginning of something,” Sagna told Arsenal’s website. “We lost quite heavily at AC Milan but we promised ourselves we would keep playing even if we kept losing.

“That is what we did. If we didn’t keep fighting then we would have lost this game.

“That is the best experience as a player and as a fan. We did the job properly in the end, although it was hard because we were 2-0 down. We had to show resources mentally to come back and we did it.

“We could not have let it go on like that. This is one of the most important games during the season. In this stadium, in this game we could not lose. We managed to play our own football, keep our heads up and score the goals for the win.”

Reflected on his goal, Sagna added: “I knew the ball was going to come back to me and that is why I stayed forward.

“I wanted to score especially because the first game away was difficult for me [when he suffered a broken leg at White Hart Lane]. I am just very, very happy because this was a day to score.”

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