Arsenal News: Bacary Sagna explains the start and BLASTS Gunners star in lack of desire

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Bacary Sagna believes that life was very comfortable at Arsenal

That is the crude assessment of former Gunners defender Bacary Sagna, who left the club for Manchester City in 2014.

Sagna made more than 200 appearances for northern Londoners during his seven-year stint in the Emirates.

He played with Arsene Wenger, who was known for his relaxed way of dealing with players during his 22-year reign.

And the former international from France hinted that the lack of intensity and discipline in the club became his downfall.

Speaking of his time with Arsenal, Sagna said: "The Arsenal players became too comfortable, which is why I left the club.

"But the players need to show more desire in the field"

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"At a certain point in his career, he must leave that comfort zone if he wants to move forward.

"If you delight in that kind of routine, you risk losing everything.

"Arsenal has everything it needs to succeed, they are based in London and have excellent facilities and a great stadium.

"But the players need to show more desire in the field.

"Arsenal can beat anyone, but in recent times they have been able to have the worst performances alongside the best."

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Sagna made 284 games for the Gunners

Sagna won the FA Cup with Arsenal in 2014 and was selected twice for the PFA Premier League team of the year.

But his subsequent move to Manchester City did not result in the carrying of silverware that he might have expected.

The defender won the league cup in 2016, but could not achieve his goal of winning the Premier League trophy.

The 35-year-old continued to say that while he believes Unai Emery is the right man for the job, the Arsenal fans should not have chased Wenger.

"A page has changed, and Emery is the right option to bring the club," he said.

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Sagna with Arsene Wenger, who signed him for £ 8 million

"He suffered great pressure at Paris Saint-Germain, and will have a similar situation at Arsenal.

"Everyone will wait for the club to rebuild in a hurry."

"But the fans went too far with Arsene, he made them proud for 21 years, then some of them hired planes to wave placards asking for their resignation during the matches."

Arsenal will face Manchester City tomorrow in the Emirates (4pm).