English Premiership

No City regrets from Sagna

2015-04-23 15:21
Bakary Sagna (AFP)

Cape Town - Bacary Sagna insists he does not rue his decision to quit Arsenal for Manchester City during the off-season, despite his lack of game time under Manuel Pellegrini.

The France international brought a seven-year association with the Gunners to an end in July last year when he made the switch to the Premier League champions.

However, it has hardly been a smooth transition for Sagna, who has managed just eight league starts for Pellegrini's side this term, with Pablo Zabaleta the prefered option at right-back.

But the 32-year-old defender has no regrets and is relishing the competition for places at the Etihad Stadium, saying he expected not to play every game for City.

Asked whether he felt it was a mistake to join the Citizens, Sagna told the Manchester Evening News: "No, not at all.

"I see a lot of comments from fans saying I should have stayed at Arsenal but if I had to do it again, if I had to come back and sign for City, I would have done it again.

"I didn't think about it to be honest. When I signed I just wanted to come, give the maximum, and give my best for the club then after, it's life, no?

"I got used to playing every game with Arsenal and here I expected good competition because we have some top quality players.

"Here the squad is very big, so I expected the situation, I expected the rotation and what's happened, so I'm not surprised."

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