France right-back Bacary Sagna tonight officially announced his departure from Arsenal with an emotional message over social networking platform Instagram.
He had the following to say:
“To be fair, I don’t even know where to start or even how to say it… but I want to thank the whole of Arsenal FC… a family to me, a club where I had the chance to progress day by day, a club who always gave me his trust whenever I was personally not my best. A club who change the kid I was into the man I am today, a club where I had the pleasure to give 200% are game. I want to thank the whole staff working at the club, the fans for accepting me so fast, making it smooth for myself and my family, my teammates which I consider true friends today and I had a great pleasure learning with them. Of course I want to thank the coach MR WENGER… who believed in me…gave me his trust…and clearly changed my life. Now it is time to move on and one more time THANK YOU.”
The player has agreed to join Manchester City and had medical tests recently. Expected to be official imminently.