About Bacary Sagna

Bacary Sagna (born 14 February 1983 in Sens) is a French international football defender of Senegalese descent, who plays as a right-back for Premier League club, Arsenal.

Sagna started his career at FC Sens. Sagna made 87 Ligue 1 appearances for Auxerre and was part of the squad that won the French Cup in 2005. He also played in the UEFA Cup in each of his three seasons with the club’s first team, making a total of 17 appearances in the competition. He was also voted into the Ligue 1 team of the season for his outstanding displays at the right back position.

On 12 July 2007, Sagna completed a move to Arsenal from Auxerre where he wears the number 3 shirt.

Bacary Sagna, made his debut for Arsenal on 19th July 2007 as a starter in the squad that beat Turkish club Genclerbirligi 3-0 in a friendly at Austria’s Bad Waltersdorf Stadion.

On 23 March, Sagna tallied his first league goal off a header from a corner kick to give Arsenal a 1-0 lead against London rivals Chelsea, but later went off injured before Chelsea came back to win the game 2-1. At the end of the season, he was named in the PFA Team of the Year.

International Duty: Bacary Sagna started by represending France for the under-21 team, with whom he also participated at the 2006 European Under-21 Championship.

Senior International Career: Bacary received his first senior international cap for France on 22 August 2007 in a friendly match against Slovakia on the road, which they won 1-0, coming on as a substitute for Francois Clerc after one hour of play. He went on to make his competitive debut for France in their 6-0 away win at the Faroe Islands on 13 October 2007 in the UEFA Euro 2008 qualifiers, playing all 90 minutes. It was his only appearance in the Euro 2008 qualifying. He was not a candidate to join the French team at the Euro 2008 finals in Austria and Switzerland as he was still recovering from the injury sustained in Arsenal’s Premier League match at Chelsea in March 2008. After recovering from the injury, Sagna returned to the French national team for their friendly match against Sweden in August 2008, playing all 90 minutes in a 3-2 away win for France. He went on to become a regular in the French team’s qualifying campaign for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, so far starting all of their five matches in the competition.