Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has accused Norwich’s Bradley Johnson of deliberately trying to break his leg, after the France international suffered his second long-term injury in the space of six months on Saturday.
The full-back suffered a broken leg in the clash with the Canaries, and as a result will now miss Euro 2012.
The Gunners man has stated that he feels that Johnson targeted him on purpose and that the break was similar to the first injury.
“I think he did it on purpose,” Sagna told French newspaper L’Equipe, translated to English by The Daily Mail.
“He stepped on my leg right where the plate was. I think the plate pressured (the bone). It’s a neat break, just above the plate.
“When I tried to control the ball, I felt a crack, just like the first time at Tottenham.
‘That’s how it is. It’s football. I came back once, I will come back a second time. Even stronger,” he conceded.
By Gareth McKnight