Captain Cesc Fabregas is likely to finally leave, after being denied his dream move to Barcelona last season, and Sagna says he doesn’t blame him for wanting to leave.
“I would understand if Cesc leaves,” Sagna said. “He has been here at Arsenal for a long time and he wants to win trophies. As professionals we want to be successful and win cups and titles but we haven’t won a thing for six years. It’s embarrassing to be part of a team that hasn’t won a trophy for six years. We failed. It’s not the manager’s fault, it’s the players’. Some people say Arsene Wenger’s not doing well, but he doesn’t play. We know we are not a bad team. We have the quality to finish first, but we lost. This is the fault of the players – we have failed.”
Sagna isn’t the only player to be so critical of the team. Fabregas recently launched a scathing attack on Arsene Wenger, claiming he would have been sacked for going so long without a trophy if he managed a Spanish side. Wenger reacted furiously to this, claiming that football magazine Don Balon had twisted Fabregas’ words. However, Don Balon then uploaded the audio of the interview to their website which confirmed that Fabregas had said what they had published.
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