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Sagna tips Gunners surprise

13 Jul 2007 - 08:47:45

New Arsenal signing Bacary Sagna believes the Gunners can thrive on their underdog tag this season and upset some of their big-spending Premier League rivals.

The former France Under-21 international full-back joined the north London club from Auxerre on Thursday and believes his new team-mates are more than capable of challenging for honours, despite the departure of talismanic captain Thierry Henry to Barcelona.

"We have youth and the fact that no one really rates us means that maybe we can surprise people," said Sagna, who Arsenal reportedly paid £6million to land.

"The young players want to prove what they can do and I want to prove what I can do. And all of this together will help us have a good season, I hope."

Sagna also claims the lure of working with Gunners boss Arsene Wenger persuaded him to move to the Emirates Stadium.

"Arsene Wenger is a major reason why I have signed for Arsenal," he added.

"He is an excellent manager with a fantastic record and I am really looking forward to working with him."

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