SAGNA UNHAPPY WITH TACKLE
Arsenal's French defender Bacary Sagna has said that he is extremely unhappy with the challenge made by Norwich City midfielder Bradley Johnson, which caused him to suffer a broken leg for the second time in the season. Crucially, this also means that he will now be taking no part in the Euro 2012, which will take place in Poland and Ukraine shortly.
Speaking after undergoing an operation, Bacary Sagna has said that Norwich City midfielder Bradley Johnson made the challenge on purpose and has made no apologies to him since then. Arsenal drew the match 3-3 after suffering a late goal to Norwich, which put a major doubt on their hopes of finishing in third position.
Bacary Sagna has said that Bradley Johnson made the tackle in such a way that he stepped on his feet so as to injure him. However, the French defender has said that he is extremely strong in character so that he will definitely return back strongly. Suffering a leg break is something that is not new to the Frenchman after he suffered the same earlier in the season while playing against Tottenham. Arsenal suffered a lot in his absence, while his return back to the team coincided with a good run of form for Arsene Wenger's men.
"I think he did it on purpose. He stepped on my leg. Play continues, I get back on my feet. And when I tried to control the ball, I felt a crack, just like the first time at Tottenham. He stepped right where the plate was. I think the plate pressured [the bone]. It's a neat break, just above the plate. It's football. It has happened to others before me. I came back once, I will come back a second time, even stronger," said Bacary Sagna.