Bacary Sagna: 'I see why Arsenal fans are frustrated', says he needed a new challenge

Manchester City defender Bacary Sagna has given an interview in France discussing his move from Arsenal.

Bacary Sagna says he understands the frustrations of Arsenal fans in the transfer market.

The Frenchman has been speaking to newspaper L'Equipe while on international duty with Les Bleus, and has been discussing his switch from Arsenal to Manchester City.

Sagna has played one Premier League game this season, City's 1-0 home loss to Stoke.

He told the paper: "It was a good time for me to see something new, to boost my career. I have made ​​much progress at Arsenal alongside my teammates and Arsene Wenger. I thought long and hard and it was a difficult choice, mentally."

The right-back went onto take a little dig at the Gunners, saying he can see why the actions of the club 'frustrate' supporters.

"At City, the squad is much bigger. But that's what I was looking for, I needed to challenge myself.

"Arsenal is and will remain a quality team. I understand the fans are frustrated when they see the transfers at other clubs."

Arsenal certainly cut it fine this transfer window. The Alexis Sanchez signing was superb, but passing on Cesc Fabregas was controversial, as was the decision not to sign a defensive midfielder.

And then they left it until late on deadline day to sign Danny Welbeck, only after an injury to Olivier Giroud.

Yet Sagna may be missing the point on transfers which has really grated on Arsenal fans over the years - and that is their players upping sticks and leaving to sign for rival clubs.

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