By 1970’s Gooner
Bakary Sagna has been speaking from the base of the France National team at Clairefontaine about Arsenal’s fantastic start to this season’s campaign.
He feels that this is a result that has been partly prompted by all the critics and doubters.
‘We did not expect to be first and to have such an outstanding beginning to the season. We are a young and gifted team. The fact that there were so many doubters at the beginning of season “pepped” us up’
Sagna also said that he did not realise how high the quality of football played at Arsenal would be.
‘I was told that it is impressive and that it is played at a quick pace. Now I see it with my own eyes’
He also found the Premiership is played at a higher pace and commitment in comparison to the French league.
This commitment was epitomised by Sunderland’s come back last Sunday from 2-0 down to draw level.
It has to be said however that the young defender did not have one of his better games for Arsenal against Sunderland.
His introduction into the team seemed to have been made almost effortlessly and he looked right from the beginning as a typical Wenger player.
So it was to be expected that sooner or later he will have an average game.
And he was partly at fault for the second Sunderland goal. He was late in coming back from an attacking foray into the other half and so was Toure who had to cover for him.
This left the middle of the Arsenal defence unguarded with only Clichy present to challenge that giant Jones.
Another theory that might gain ground is the absence of his famous hair locks.
They have been present in all his previous starts for Arsenal bar the Sunderland game.
Has he cut them off or were they prosthetically placed in the first place?
Whatever it is please get them back on Bakary. They are not only considered lucky they also become you!
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