Bacary Sagna accuses Norwich's Bradley Johnson of deliberately breaking his legReported by Metro.co.uk on Sunday, 6 May 2012 (on May 6, 2012)
*Bacary Sagna has accused Norwich's Bradley Johnson of deliberately stepping on his leg after breaking his fibula during Arsenal's 3-3 draw at the Emirates.*
Bacary Sagna broke his leg in the challenge by Norwich’s Bradley Johnson (Pic: Getty)
The injury has ruled Sagna out of France’s 2012 campaign and is the second time he has broken his leg this season.
Speaking after Saturday’s game, the 29-year-old told L'Equipe: ‘I think he did it on purpose.
‘He stepped on my leg. Play continues, I get back on my feet. And when I tried to control the ball, I felt a crack, just like the first time at Tottenham.
‘He stepped right where the plate was. I think the plate pressured (the bone). It's a neat break, just above the plate.’
The Arsenal right back said he was confident he would overcome the injury though, adding: ‘That's how it is. It's football. It has happened to others before me.
‘I came back once, I will come back a second time. Even stronger.’
Arsenal’s draw with Norwich at the Emirates means the north London side are only two points clear of fourth and fifth-placed Spurs and Newcastle who are also vying to finish in the top four of the Premier League this season but now have a game in hand.
Newcastle face league leaders Manchester City at St James’ Park this afternoon, while Spurs take on Aston Villa at Villa Park.
PICTURES: Images from Arsenal v Norwich
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