OFFICIAL: Bacary Sagna leaves Arsenal for Manchester City; club statements [Tweets]

The news comes as no surprise but that won’t soften the blow for Arsenal fans: Bacary Sagna has left the club for Manchester City.

France right-back Sagna becomes the latest in a long line of players who have left the club for Manchester City, following the paths of Samir Nasri, Kolo Toure and Gael Clichy.

Unfortunately for Arsenal, it’s a running theme that their players have departed for pastures new, but a particularly cutting fact is that it’s often a direct rival.

Robin Van Persie in another high profile case, moving to rivals Manchester United. Both clubs tweeted about the move on their respective official accounts today, as you can see below.