Manchester City have announced the signing of Bacary Sagna on a free transfer, with the right back signing a three year deal with the English champions. This will act as another blow to Arsenal fans as former captain Cesc Fabregas has recently signed a five year contract with Jose Mourinho's Chelsea.
Sagna spent seven years playing for Arsene Wenger, but called the curtains on his career for the gunners after rejecting a final contract worth 100 thousand euros a week at the end of the season. His future was in doubt since January as contract negotiations were moving along slowly.
The exit of Sagna will come as a big blow to Arsenal and put more pressure on Arsene Wenger to splash the cash this summer. Arsenal have considered Atletico Madrid's Juanfran as the Frenchman's replacement but nothing is set in stone as the gunners will most likely act he end of the World Cup.
Sagna's arrival at City is the newest in fine line of players that have left North London for Manchester, with Robin Van Persie having left Arsenal for Manchester United in 2012 and Samir Nasri, Gael Clichy, Kolo Toure and Emmanuel Adebayor all having left the Emirates for the Etihad Stadium.