Manchester City agree deal for Sagna








13 June 2014
Last updated at
13:57













Manchester City have reached an agreement to sign right-back Bacary Sagna from Arsenal.

The France international spent seven years at Arsenal but his contract expired at the end of the season.

And now City have confirmed the 31-year-old as their first major addition to manager Manuel Pellegrini’s

Premier League title-winning squad.

Sagna, who will join the Blues after the Brazil World Cup, posted a farewell message to the Gunners on social media.

He has already been handed the same number three shirt he had at Arsenal, last worn at City by former Brazilian defender Maicon.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger paid Auxerre £7m for Sagna in July 2007.

He went on to make 284 appearances for the north London outfit and was twice voted into the PFA Premier League team of the year.

However, he did not win a trophy until last month, when he featured in the 3-2 FA Cup final victory over Hull at Wembley.

“Everyone at Arsenal Football Club would like to thank Bacary for his fantastic contribution, and wish him all the best for the future,” said a club statement.







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Wenger ‘changed my life’ – Sagna








12 June 2014
Last updated at
22:39













Bacary Sagna has thanked Arsenal and manager Arsene Wenger after deciding to leave the club.

The 31-year-old, who is at the World Cup with France, has not signed a new contract with the Gunners.


The defender tweeted:  

“Of course I wanna [sic] thank the coach Mr Wenger, who believed in me, gave me trust and clearly changed my life.”

Sagna, who

joined Arsenal in 2007

and made 286 appearances for the club, has been linked with Manchester City.

He described Arsenal as: “A family to me… a club who taught me so much in seven years. A club who changed the kid I was into the man I am today.”

Sagna’s final game for Arsenal was the

FA Cup final victory over Hull City,

which ended their nine-year wait for silverware.







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