By Rob Kelly

Bacary Sagna is determined to win Arsenal's final game of the season at Emirates Stadium in order to pay back the fans for their unrelenting support.

The Gunners face Norwich on Saturday lunchtime and another victory will take them one step closer to securing third place in the Premier League.

But Sagna says there is a further motivation - to send the supporters home happy after a testing campaign.

"The fans have always been amazing to us, even when we had a bad start to the season they kept pushing us," he told Arsenal Player.

"They kept the belief and we have come back to third because they kept pushing us.

"Even against Milan, when we were four goals down [after the first leg] we came back and managed to score three times - against one of the best teams in Europe - because of the fans.

"[Beating Norwich] will be a way to thank everyone and bring them some happiness. But of course, overall we have to fight for third place and win both of our remaining games."

Sagna has been impressed with Norwich this season, and believes they have real reasons for optimism ahead of next year.

"They have done well. They recently beat Tottenham, and I think it will be a very hard game for us - they will come and try to impress," he said.

"They are staying up, which is good for them, and it means they will be an even better team in the future because they will have more resources to bring in new players."

Watch the full interview with Bacary on Arsenal Player.

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4 May 2012