Sagna - Life goes on

Gunners defender not dwelling on departing team-mates

Sagna: Insists life goes on despite Fabregas' loss and Nasri's impending exit

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Bacary Sagna insists Arsenal will be successful again despite the loss of Cesc Fabregas and impending exit of Samir Nasri.

Fabregas sealed his return to Barcelona earlier this month while Nasri is expected to finalise his move to Manchester City on Wednesday.

Sagna is not getting down or letting his head drop over the club's off-field issues, stating only that the Gunners are 'still alive'.

The Frenchman is not side-tracking himself with the negativity, insisting his team-mates are focused on results on the pitch.


"We have lost great players and friends in Samir and Cesc but life goes on," he told the club's official website.

"Arsenal is still alive and I think we are all confident we can win something and be successful.

"Now we just want to focus on the games we have to play - we just have to play game after game and focus on ourselves."

No qualms

Sagna played in the unfamiliar position of left-back in Saturday's 2-0 defeat to Liverpool with Kieran Gibbs on the sidelines.

The 28-year-old had no qualms helping out the team, stating he will play anywhere as long as he gets to start under Arsene Wenger.

Arsenal have a crucial game away to Udinese on Wednesday with the north Londoners desperate to reach the group stage of the UEFA Champions League and Sagna believes the team will not be sitting on their 1-0 lead.

"For me it is a great pleasure just to start a game," he continued. "The injuries just make me more focused and make me speak even more with other defenders.

"It is a big opportunity for me to learn different positions and play game after game so I do it with pleasure.

"We just want to play the way we are used to and keep a clean sheet of course. We don't put extra pressure on our team. We know that Udinese have to score so the game will be open and we will try to score goals."