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Bacary 'l love playing for Arsenal'

In an interview given to Uefa magazine the quiet man of the team, Bacary Sagna, has spoken of the teams prospects in the competitions we are still involved in.

On our chances in the Champions League he says "We have to give 100% and we have to play Arsenal football. I know we can go very far in this competition and we will try to do it. The atmosphere is very good at the moment and we are very confident for all competitions."

The secret he feels is in a gradual return of confidence and belief . " We just have to enjoy it on the pitch. I think we trust each other. We give everything on the pitch. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. But at the moment we are working as a team. You can see that we are doing quite well and we just don`t score. Sometimes maybe you can think badly or you can miss some confidence but, at the moment, everyone is confident we can win something this season and that we can go very far."

The challenge to retain qualification for next season`s Champions League competition is, unlike many supporters, not something that Bacary is overly worried about. Though he demonstrates a good command of English in his interview the use of the word 'pay` to indicate the teams willingness to meet the challenge may not have been the best. "Personally I am not scared about it because I am very confident and I think we`ll pay [do it]. We`ll pay it and I think we`ll come back."

Explaining the difference in current form from our early season performances Sagna says "Now we conceded a lot of goals at the beginning of the season and we dropped a lot of points but for a long time that has not been the case. We came back and now we are not losing anymore. So we just need to score goals and we`ll be back soon. When I come on the pitch I always trust my mates and I know we`ll do the job properly and, as I said, I am not thinking about bad things or about what will happen, if we score or not. I`ll just give everything and when you give everything you have the belief on the pitch and you know you can score goals."

Given the earlier stories of dressing room discontent it is good to hear that the French defender is enjoying life at the club "I love playing for Arsenal at the moment and I will do it. I will give everything for the team and I think this is the case for most of the players. We have to play for the team. We have to play as a team on the pitch and we are doing it."

Bacary comes across as genuinely interested in the collective good and progress of the squad. It`s encouraging to see that not all players are concerned only with themselves.



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Writer: Amos Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday March 26 2009

Time: 10:08AM

Your Comments

Great to hear from Bacary, he is one of those player who rarely has a bad game for us. Nice article Amos.
hackneyval
Great to hear from Bacary, he is one of those player who rarely has a bad game for us. Nice article Amos.
hackneyval
if only all arsenal players were like Sagna in their attitude - I think we would win everything going.
gazzap
if only all arsenal players were like Sagna in their attitude - I think we would win everything going.
gazzap
His most memorable moment this season is when he some how bicycle kicked the ball of the line at Villa Park. If that went it we probably would of lost and then unlikely to have been 4th.
paul_ownz
His most memorable moment this season is when he some how bicycle kicked the ball of the line at Villa Park. If that went it we probably would of lost and then unlikely to have been 4th.
paul_ownz
proffesional,dedicated, a good Arsenal player and as a defender he cannot be faulted...however i wish he could cross a decent ball,then he would be the finished article....still hoping though
fran merida
proffesional,dedicated, a good Arsenal player and as a defender he cannot be faulted...however i wish he could cross a decent ball,then he would be the finished article....still hoping though
fran merida
I agree FM, fantastic player until his final ball.
navydave
I agree FM, fantastic player until his final ball.
navydave
his crosses against newcastle were spot on. seems d boss told him a thing or two
gunnerchi
his crosses against newcastle were spot on. seems d boss told him a thing or two
gunnerchi
Tim better get compiling the information for Bac's "Unsung heroes" write up in a couple of years. When Wenger signed him I really couldn't see the need for him to be here, but he's proved me wrong and then some. What a geezer.
Rocky7
Tim better get compiling the information for Bac's "Unsung heroes" write up in a couple of years. When Wenger signed him I really couldn't see the need for him to be here, but he's proved me wrong and then some. What a geezer.
Rocky7
Hi fellows I'm new here. Always fascinating reading this forum I couldnt help but notice that the Champions League final will be held almost exactly 20 years after that famous night at Anfeild. And with the draw has worked out we could end up playing Liverpool on 20 year anniversary of that night in the same away kit.... Could we have another Michael Thomas only this time "Arsenal come streaming forward in surely what would be their last attack. A good ball there by Sagna, finding Nasri for Bendtner, Charging through the midfeild, Bendtner!!! ITS UP FOR GRABS NOW, BENDTNERRRRRRR -- right at the end"
operationmindcrime
Hi fellows I'm new here. Always fascinating reading this forum I couldnt help but notice that the Champions League final will be held almost exactly 20 years after that famous night at Anfeild. And with the draw has worked out we could end up playing Liverpool on 20 year anniversary of that night in the same away kit.... Could we have another Michael Thomas only this time "Arsenal come streaming forward in surely what would be their last attack. A good ball there by Sagna, finding Nasri for Bendtner, Charging through the midfeild, Bendtner!!! ITS UP FOR GRABS NOW, BENDTNERRRRRRR -- right at the end"
operationmindcrime
Yes Sagna is 90% perfect, and that 10% is crossing. But he's improving on that too. Op, that would be awesome, but I'd love the No. 4 to score again! That'd complete an amazing tribute to Anfield 89. And if it went according to plan, our No. 9 is due a goal too. :) Watch again and again: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQmO3S2eLPE
GoonerLou
Yes Sagna is 90% perfect, and that 10% is crossing. But he's improving on that too. Op, that would be awesome, but I'd love the No. 4 to score again! That'd complete an amazing tribute to Anfield 89. And if it went according to plan, our No. 9 is due a goal too. :) Watch again and again: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQmO3S2eLPE
GoonerLou
Charging through the midfeild, Bendtner!!! ITS UP FOR GRABS NOW, BENDTNERRRRRRR -- oh hes missed AGAIN.....
fran merida
Charging through the midfeild, Bendtner!!! ITS UP FOR GRABS NOW, BENDTNERRRRRRR -- oh hes missed AGAIN.....
fran merida
 

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