Sagna: Arsenal right not to sacrifice for Mudryk

Former Arsenal and Manchester City full-back Bacary Sagna has praised Arsenal for not splashing out on Mykhailo Mudryk.

Having been heavily linked with Arsenal, the Ukrainian youngster completed an £87.6m move to west London from Shakhtar Donetsk last week. 

But Sagna believes Arsenal were right not to spend big on one player.

“Ultimately I don’t think he had the final say,” he told

“If you think about now – how the club runs, the strategy they have, the way they are building the team, it’s very impressive. The whole time they maintained their idea and don’t lose themselves, they have cool heads and cool minds.

“The way they didn’t offer more money for Mudryk shows this. A lot of the time you’ll see many clubs will add the extra money but Arsenal had a strong position and kept it.

“Maybe they didn’t get the player, but the team is more important than one player. They won’t sacrifice everything for one player.”

Arsenal beat north London rivals Spurs 2-0 on Sunday to strengthen their position at the top of the table.

And Sagna believes Arsenal have what it takes to win their first Premier League title since 2004.

“They have all the ingredients to be champions,” he said.

“Most importantly the way they play, the mentality Arsenal start every game with, the consistency they have and the trust they show in their own play is great.

“They don’t concede many chances and when they do, in Ramsdale they have a goalkeeper that can stop the other team from scoring. They have all the signs of champions.”

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