Manchester City suffered yet another loss in North London, but this time to title rivals Arsenal, after another disappointing performance.
Despite spending vast sums of money on players like Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling, City have a little improved in terms of consistency. They have achieved two wins and three defeats in the last five games. This is more of a mid-table form. Against Arsenal, Yaya Touré came up with a wonderful goal but by then the game had been done and dusted. This match exemplified the season so far for City.
Belgian international Kevin De Bruyne was praised by Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini after once again helping the team get a crucial result.
Many questioned the £ 55 million transfer fee paid for the 24-year-old, but he is proving to be an intelligent piece of business.De Bruyne failed to shine at Chelsea but he appears to have matured with age. Last season saw the tremendous improvement with the player and he has been proving that it was not a one season wonder.De Bruyne has three goals in five league appearances while he opened his tally in the Champions League with a late winner against Sevilla.
Manchester City managed a rout of Chelsea in the recent league meeting between the two teams.
The success achieved over the reigning Premier League is a sign of the supreme power within City, who managed to win the game 3-0. They go into the upcoming game against Everton at Goodison Park as the overwhelming favourites despite having seen Roberto Martinez’ team make a good start to the campaign. After a disappointing opening day draw against Watford, Everton went on to claim their first win of the season in emphatic manner after beating Southampton 3-0.
Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak says that the club will not be sacking manager Manuel Pellegrini despite widespread reports of the same.
The Chilean failed to win any major trophy in his second season at the club. This was after he had lifted the League Cup and the Premier League after coming into the English football for the first time. Even though City failed to win any major honour, the way in which is succumbed in every competition was also very disappointing. Even though Pellegrini has some of the top players like Bacary Sagna at his disposal, he was unable to get the best out of them.
Manchester City suffered more setback in their title aspirations after a 2-1 defeat against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. This was an unexpected defeat and one that raises a lot of pressure on manager Manuel Pellegrini.
City have gone from being title contenders to being top four contenders as a result of this defeat. Despite this setback, defender Bacary Sagna remains confident that the club can move to the top of the table. Chelsea have increased their advantage over City to 9 points and they also have a game in hand. Sagna, though, says that City still have a chance if they win the remaining seven matches.
Bacary Sagna does not seem to be enjoying the fact that he is being used in bits and pieces by Manchester City.
Sagna, who made his way to Etihad Stadium the previous summer, has got to play 6 games only in the top tier and most of them have been short appearances.
Sagna believes he is good enough to be getting more opportunities.
It has been learnt from the sources that Sagna is starting to contemplate his exit already.
Roma is believed to be one of the clubs which might be interested in Sagna if he is made available by the Sky Blues the coming summer.
However, Sagna’s age would be a big hindrance in him getting a long contract at Roma.
He is 32 and at best, he would be signed for a couple of years.
The French defender Bacary Sagna was able to make over 20 appearances for Arsenal since he joined the team of Arsene Wenger on July of 2007.
It’s believed that Arsenal had to pay Auxerre around €10 million in order to secure the services of the right-back but it turned out to be one of the best signings in the history of the Premier League club as Sagna went on to make more than 200 appearances for Arsenal during his 7 year long stay at the Emirates Stadium.
Bacary Sagna was a consistent and reliable defensive option for Arsenal as a player that could be utilized in the heart of the defence and not only as a right-back; there were no doubt that the money spent on signing Sagna did not go to waste.
Manchester City failed to win yet another Premier League match after managing only a 2-2 draw with relegation threatened to QPR at Loftus Road.
After this disappointing outcome, defender Bacary Sagna said that the team has to do well in order to start winning matches on a consistent basis. The reigning Premier League champions are in danger of losing their crown to Chelsea. They are already eight points behind the table leaders after having played just 11 matches. Sagna, who came to the club in the summer on a free transfer from Arsenal, says that the club should start scoring goals from across the pitch.
Everton currently is the club in the Premier League that has conceded most goals having received a total of 14 goals so far, this is an evident sign of the lack of any solid defensive figures but now the squad of Roberto Martinez will be without the services of Kevin Mirallas.
Kevin Mirallas is a Belgium player who has played in all 6 Premier League matches of the season but picked up a hamstring injury when playing against Liverpool.
It still remains unsure as to exactly how long the Belgium attacker is going to be out injured unable to play but Roberto Martinez predicts that Mirallas could be out for a fairly long period of time.
Bacary Sagna has hit back at critics, especially Arsene Wenger, who have questioned his motive behind the mega money move to Manchester City. Sagna recently joined Manchester City on a three-year contract worth around £ 150,000 per week. He is believed to be one of the highest earning defenders in the Premier League after this new contract. City decided to offer the Frenchman such a huge contract despite the player having crossed 30 years of age. This is primarily because he was available on a free transfer after deciding to leave Arsenal following six years at the Emirates.