Arsenal and believes feeling ‘at home’ is what is behind his improvement at the Gunners.

The French defender joined Arsenal from Auxerre in 2007 and has since been a regular fixture in Arsene Wenger’s team.

And the 29-year-old believes he has improved as a player since moving to the Premier League and feels relaxed, despite his family still living in France and several of the club’s best players leaving in the five years he has been at the Emirates.

He told Sky Sports: “It has been magic. Arsenal is like my family.

“My personal family is in France but I feel at home here. I feel happy to come training. I feel relaxed.

“There are not many big clubs where you feel that confident. I think I have progressed a lot. That was my target. To come to such a club and improve.”

Sagna also revealed he was initially nervous about moving to England due to his lack of English skills and having to leave his family behind, but is now happy with London life, his team mates and his manager.

“I was a bit nervous, because my English was basic,” he added.

“I was leaving my family and friends and it was a new life. I used to be stressed before games but now I am totally relaxed, because of my team mates and the manager.”

Sagna has made 209 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal, scoring four goals.

 

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