Andy Gray reacts to Bacary Sagna's transfer to Manchester City


Renowned pundit addresses the latest Arsenal transfer news and believes the switch from Emirates Stadium is "strange".

Arsenal failed to beat them last season, now their primary right back choice has officially joined them as Manchester City today confirmed the free transfer of reliable France defender Bacary Sagna to be completed later in the summer. 

The 31-year-old has accepted a three year contract and has been awarded the number three shirt for the new season, however, the move has perplexed renowned football analyst Andy Gray, who cannot see how Sagna holds down a first-team role at the Etihad Stadium.

"Surprising," summarised Gray when asked by punditry partner Richard Keys for his thoughts on the transfer.

"I'm sure Sagna wants to play football, he's not got many years left," Gray said, before asking: "Where would you not go? You wouldn't go join the team with the best right back in British football, who happens to be Pablo Zabaleta."

Join City to compete with Zabaleta for a first-team role seems to be a one-on-one that Gray believes Sagna will lose, thus missing out on the regular football he received when he represented Arsenal, however, could he also give Manuel Pellegrini options in the middle of defence?

"Playing Sagna at centre back? I haven't seen him [play there]. And they wouldn't play him there at centre back. They'll buy one and they have [Matija] Nastasic back fit. So why do you need Sagna?

"It's a strange one."

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