Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna happy to cover at centre-back
Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna has said he’s happy to fill in at centre-back when needed this season.
The France international said he would rather be at full-back but is happy to play wherever he is needed.
Gooners aren’t exactly looking for excuses for the club to avoid buying new players right now, so perhaps Sagna’s offer to play the part of utility man will come as a bit of a blow.
He told the Arsenal website: “Playing at centre back started last [season].
“Laurent Koscielny was injured at Sunderland and the coach came to me asking if I wanted to play centre back because we had no cover. I just went for it and tried to adapt as quickly as possible.
“On the pitch everything is different [when you play in a different position]. It’s OK for me. It’s different but I love learning.
“I see myself as a right back but if I have to cover sometimes or play centre back, I will do it for the Club, my team and myself as well.”
You can see Sagna’s first experience as a centre-back in the video above.