Sunday, May 18, 2008
Sagna: "It's bizarre"
Bacary Sagna was voted the best right sided defender of the Premier League. Yet Raymond Domenech has decided to omit him from the 30 strong provisional France squad for Euro 2008.
However Bacary was not "surprised". "This is neither a surprise nor a disappointment. It's just bizarre, "he said.
“I had prepared for this eventuality due to my injury. These are the vagaries of football. I am injured at the wrong time”
It appears that Domenech has decided to select fitter players such as Willy Sagnol of Bayern Munich and Francois Clerc of Lyonnais instead.
Another omission form Arsenal’s point of view is Gael Clichy who like Sagna was voted in the Premier League’s best side (at left back) after having a fantastic season for Arsenal.
Domenech has called up Manchester United’s Patrice Evra and Eric Abidal of Barcelona for that position.
Abu Diaby has also missed out.
The omission of the Arsenal players may sadden them; but it is good news for Arsenal I say as they will have a chance to rest their weary legs, allow enough time for their injuries to heal and be ready for a new assault on the Premier League title for next season.
We will have to keep our fingers crossed however that the other Arsenal players called up for Euro 2008 keep away from injury.