Bacary Sagna has agreed to join Manchester City after his contract with Arsenal expires on June 30.

Sagna, 31, signed for Arsenal from Auxerre in the summer of 2007 and went on to make a total of 284 appearances for the club.

An integral part of Arsenal’s defence over the past seven seasons, the France international brought his time with the Gunners to a fitting close last month when he helped the team win the FA Cup in his final match.

Everyone at Arsenal Football Club would like to thank Bacary for his fantastic contribution, and wish him all the best for the future.

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