Arsenal fans react on Twitter to Bacary Sagna performance at centre back

The Frenchman stood in against Sunderland after Thomas Vermaelen and Laurent Koscielny were both ruled out injured; and put in a solid display.

On Friday we asked the question ‘Miquel or Squillaci’ in relation to which of the two backup centre backs should feature against Sunderland for Arsenal. With Thomas Vermaelen out with an ankle problem the issue arose after Laurent Koscielny suffered a calf injury whilst on international duty with France.

However Wenger decided to use neither of the players; instead shifting Bacary Sagna into centre-back and bringing in Carl Jenkinson to play at right full-back. While eventually the auxiliary centre-half had to revert back to type thanks to Jenkinson’s red card his potential positional dexterity being called into question gave me enough reason to expect an upset at The Stadium of Light.

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However what proceeded was quite the contrary as he excelled at the back making numerous clearances and putting his absolute all into the game. While many have recently called his form into question as well as his loyalty this performance would have proved many of those doubters wrong; and in some style.

Here is some of the reaction on Twitter to his outstanding performance…

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