Bacary Sagna signs with Manchester City

not a bad way to go out, tho - Clive Mason

Adios, old chap.

We already knew Bacary Sagna wasn't going to be at Arsenal next year - he'd said as much - but there was still a little bit of mystery as to where he would end up. Sadly, he's going to be staying in England, as Manchester City have announced his signing.

Sagna came to Arsenal from Auxerre in 2007, not too long after Lauren's departure. He was a stalwart of the back line for basically his entire Arsenal career, and one of the team's most underappreciated players for much of it as well. He played with heart and strength, and represented Arsenal well.

Even in leaving he's acted with an appropriate amount of class and, while I certainly wish he wasn't moving to a rival club, it's hard for me to really wish him ill, as I have some other departing players in the past. The guy deserves to get paid, he's earned it.

Good bye, Bacary. You were awesome, and you didn't like Tottenham. That's good enough for me.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join The Short Fuse

You must be a member of The Short Fuse to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Short Fuse. You should read them.

Join The Short Fuse

You must be a member of The Short Fuse to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Short Fuse. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker