Bacary Sagna: Arsenal didn’t have what it takes to win the title

Bacary Sagna lifts the lid on the reasons why he opted to quit Arsenal to join Manchester City

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Bacary Sagna has revealed that one of the reasons he opted to quit Arsenal to join Manchester City this summer was because of the Gunners’ failure to sustain a title challenge.

The France defender swapped Arsenal for City in the summer after spending seven years at the north London club but just winning one trophy.

And the right-back admits that he was disappointed by the way in which Arsene Wenger’s men were unable to stay in the race for the Premier League crown.

“At Arsenal we lost our way every season in March or April,” Sagna told The Sun.

“We would lose our grip on titles with the squad decimated by injuries. What was missing was trophies.”

Sagna left Arsenal on a free transfer after his contract expired in the summer.

“Talks dragged on for a year-and-a-half,” he said.

“Arsenal fans said I went to City for the money. But my contract was unchanged for six years.”

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