Sagna wants more clinical Arsenal to avoid Bradford repeat


Bacary Sagna says that Arsenal cannot afford to waste chances against Blackburn in the FA Cup tomorrow, and pointed to missed opportunities as the reason for the Carling Cup exit to Bradford.

Although Arsenal beat Sunderland last weekend, they could have won the game more easily with better finishing, and the right-back says the Gunners must take their chances.

“I don’t think we deserved to go out when we played Bradford,” he told Arsenal Player. “They fought as much as we did. We created many chances but didn’t score and at the end of the game, we went out.

“Anything can happen and it was a warning. We know Blackburn are a serious team. We know it’s going to be hard. Everyone wants to win and everyone knows how important the FA Cup is for English football.

“We’ll go for it 100 per cent. I had a chance to win the French Cup back in the day and it was just great. I would like to feel the same.”

Gervinho, who was especially wasteful in the Carling Cup could well be part of the front three tomorrow, so lets hope he’s got his African Nations boots on.

Meanwhile, Wojciech Szczesny says the game against Blackburn is massive, and says the team will be going all out to end the club’s trophy drought.

“As you know, we’re desperate for a trophy – so we hope we can give our fans something to cheer in the FA Cup.

“It’s massive for us. We’re three wins away from a final at Wembley now so we’ll give it everything.”

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