Bacary Sagna: I needed to leave Arsenal for Man City
Bacary Sagna claims that he "needed" to leave Arsenal to join Manchester City this summer
Bacary Sagna claims that he “needed” to leave Arsenal to join Manchester City in order to boost his career.
The France international right-back moved to Etihad Stadium on a free transfer this summer after seven years in north London.
I feel more powerful than ever. It is what I was looking for
And the 31-year-old, who has signed a three-year deal with the Premier League champions, is relishing the chance to prove himself again as he looks to help Manuel Pellegrini’s men defend their title.
“I am 31 and this was the right time for me to leave Arsenal,” Sky Sports News quotes Sagna as saying. “I wanted to see somewhere new, and to boost my career.
“I am now part of a much deeper squad at City, where it’s even harder for me to win a first-team place. It is fair to say that could pose a risk to my place in the France side, but I’m not taking that into consideration.
“I feel more powerful than ever. It is what I was looking for. I needed it in order to go the extra mile.”