Sagna: Diversity making us stronger

by Michelle Fortune , 14 February 2013

Bacary Sagna feels Arsenal are a strong team this year because they are no longer reliant on one player.

Theo Walcott, Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski have all netted at least ten goals each this term, which is a far cry from last season when the Gunners relied on Robin van Persie's goals to get them through the campaign.

Van Persie's departure has brought about a change at the club and Sagna believes their different attacking options have made them stronger.

"We relied on Robin a lot last year. He was in top form, he used to score in every game and he was our main striker,” he told Arsenal Player.

“Now we have some diversity. Everyone can score and everyone can be dangerous. It’s good for the team."

Sagna has hailed the newer members of the squad for the work they are putting in on and off the pitch, believing it will only help Arsenal in the long-term.

“I think everyone’s settled well. It feels like they’ve always been here and they can score great goals at any time. Everyone is getting more confident," he went on.

“We have a lot of fun [together] and everyone tries to speak English, which is really important. If you want to get stronger as a team, you have to communicate well. Everyone’s trying to speak better and better.”

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