Sagna ‘didn’t leave Arsenal for money’
New Manchester City right-back Bacary Sagna has dismissed the suggestion he quit Arsenal in search of more money, ESPN has reported.
Sagna rejected the offer of a new contract with the Gunners and instead made a free transfer move to the Etihad Stadium. The France international says he never pushed for a pay rise at Arsenal and simply fancied a change of scenery.
“I'm going to clear everything out, because I keep reading I left for money, I'm greedy, whatever,” Sagna said after France drew 0-0 with Ecuador. “All I want to say is I stayed in Arsenal with the same contract since 2008. I never asked for [more] money, so people who think that it's for money, it's not.
“I just wanted to change and boost my career, and I think it was about time.”
Sagna made almost 300 appearances under Arsene Wenger, winning the FA Cup in May this year, his final game for the London side. He has helped France out of Group E at the World Cup, with France due to play Nigeria in the Round of 16.
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