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Sagna - It's down to us to deliver

Bacary Sagna

Bacary Sagna says it's up to Arsenal to deliver as they embark on a decisive month in their season.

March kicks off with a trip to Stoke City on Saturday and also features vital games against Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester City in the Premier League, plus cup ties with Everton and Bayern Munich.

Arsenal's credentials will be under scrutiny and Sagna is braced for the challenge.

"We have to learn from our mistakes and think positive because we have a quality team. We can put anyone in trouble"

"Everyone is confident, we know it's going to be down to us because we play our straight opponents," he said. "If we want to be successful we have to win games.

"Unfortunately in February it was quite difficult to take [some of the results], especially when I think about Bayern because we had a chance to win the game or at least not lose it.

"We have to learn from our mistakes and think positive because we have a quality team. We can put anyone in trouble.

"Except for last season we were always close to winning something," Sagna went on. "The league we could have won a few times. We made mistakes which we don't want to do this season and we have a quality team to be successful at the end of the season.

"We have to learn from what happened in the past. Everyone is ready to fight in the team to show it can be our year."

That fight resumes at the Britannia Stadium and Sagna is under no illusions about the nature of Saturday's test.

"It's difficult because there are a lot of battles [there]," he said. "They are a very athletic team but we want to impose our style of play, we want to play our football and we want to win because we want to stay in the position near the top of the league.

"I have to say they play even better football than before, they try to play football and it's not going to be easy. They have a great desire to win."

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