By Joe Brewin
Bacary Sagna had plenty of reasons to celebrate on Sunday after making his long-awaited comeback from injury against Aston Villa.
The right back returned from a four-month lay-off in the battling FA Cup win over Alex McLeish’s side, after recovering from a broken ankle suffered at White Hart Lane in October.
Sagna admits his spell on the sidelines has been testing and the French international is determined to rediscover his best form as soon as possible.
“I am absolutely delighted,” he told Arsenal Player. “It's been quite difficult all these months - four is a long time.
“I just needed to get back as quick as possible and now I finally am. Now I just need to work even harder to get back because I have only had two training sessions and it is not easy. But I will do it.
“I will still work with the fitness coach but I will only get fit by playing games. I am just biding my time to start a game now but I am not rushing. I just want to give the maximum to get myself into the best position.
“It was nice to have support from my wife, kids and my friends. The fans have also supported me a lot during my recovery and it was quite helpful when I was working.”
Watch the full interview with Bacary on Arsenal Player now.