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Name Bacary Sagna
Gender Male
Ethnic French
Job French Footballer
Desc Bacary Sagna spent seven seasons at Arsenal. Bacary Sagna’s arrival from Auxerre could rank as one of Arsene Wenger’s best signings, pound-for-pound. The quiet Frenchman instantly proved himself as one of the most reliable full-backs in the division and was duly named in the PFA Team of the Year at the end of his first season at the Emirates

Affiliation

Org France National Team
Club as Player Monreal Impact
  Manchester City
  Arsenal FC
  Auxerre

2016 06 08 Retrieve

[Bacary Sagna calls Eric Cantona stupid] It’s a choice, it’s free speech. It doesn’t matter what race you are - French, North African, Chinese – Didier Deschamps is not a racist. The world is like this. He [Deschamps] is not a racist. I don’t think there are any problems. It is stupid of him [Cantona] to say such things just before the Euros are about to start. It’s just such a pity there are comments like this just before the Euros

[Benzema said in an interview that Deschamps had ‘bowed to the pressure of a racist part of France’. Sagna compared France’s situation, with the expectation around the team at a home tournament, to that of 1998 when Deschamps captained the World Cup-winning side] I remember a lot of the criticism of the French team. I remember that everybody had doubts about the team. That everyone was against the team and against the coach [Aime Jaquet]. The team was very strong though and they started the World Cup very well. I think we have to be inspired by what they did and the way they surprised everyone by winning the tournament

2020 06 02 Retrieve

[One of their key players was in hospital with a career-threatening injury and the squad was divided following an extraordinary on-field meltdown by captain William Gallas, after Birmingham had snatched an equaliser in the closing seconds thanks to a James McFadden penalty] It was quite the shock to be on the pitch that day. I don’t want to use it as an excuse for what happened after, but that day at Birmingham was very bad. It put insecurity into the team and we were not able to come back from it

Everything had been going our way. Even when we began the season, we managed to win no matter what. Every time we were losing 1-0, we used to come back and win. We believed we could do it. We were so confident and were not scared of anyone. We were playing so well, but that Birmingham game put some insecurity in our team for the first time. It maybe made us think about what might happen next. It was a massive blow

2020 06 03 Retrieve

[From Player of the Season to Nketiah’s back-up: What’s gone wrong for Lacazette at Arsenal?] He is vital. He is the type of player who gives everything for the team. Of course you always see the one scoring the goals, like Aubameyang - who is a goalscoring machine - but the amount of work Laca puts in is amazing. The way he holds the ball, the way he fights for the ball, the way he presses the defence. This is invisible work that not everyone will see. But for Arsenal’s system and the way they want to play, he is amazing. The way he holds the ball, the way he fights for the ball, the way he presses the defence. This is invisible work that not everyone will see. But for Arsenal’s system and the way they want to play, he is amazing