By Rob Kelly
Bacary Sagna says it is “amazing” to be playing once again after making his comeback for Arsenal Under-21s on Monday night.
The France international fractured his fibula for the second time in 12 months against Norwich in May, and had been out of action ever since.
The right back returned with an accomplished performance against Reading at Underhill, and cherished every moment of his 61 minutes on the pitch.
“It is amazing to be back, I have been waiting for this moment for five months,” Sagna told Arsenal Player. “This was my target: to come back and play, firstly for the under-21 team. Everything went well and we won, so I am very happy.
“I have been working really hard. I spent some time in the rehab centre, then I came back and worked really hard with the fitness coach and the physios to be ready to play - and finally I have.
“When you have such a big injury once, you take it, but twice is hard. In my mind I was a bit sad, but the next day I was ready for the challenge, which was to come back stronger and I am in a good way today.”
Sagna has not set any date for a potential return to first-team action, but he hopes to come back better than ever.
“I don't have any target - my only aim is to be ready and bring what I can to my team, to give 100 per cent like always,” he said.
Watch the full interview with Bacary on Arsenal Player now.