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Wenger: Sagna is best in Premier League

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Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna is the best right-back in the Premier League, according to his manager Arsene Wenger.

The 29-year-old has been one of the Gunners' most consistent performers since joining from Auxerre in the summer of 2007, and racked up his 200th appearance for the club at the weekend.

Positional awareness, tough tackling and his commanding aerial presence have made Sagna one of the most respected full-backs in the England, and Wenger believes there is nobody better in his position.

"I think so, personally, and I believe that everybody at the club would share this opinion," he told Arsenal Player. "Many people outside the club have this opinion as well.

"I must say with the right back position I have been quite lucky because we had Lee Dixon when I arrived, then Lauren, and Sagna afterwards. They have all been real winners and extremely consistent. On that front we were very lucky.


"They are all real battlers, they are ready to die to win. All these players have been inspirational for everybody because their physical level, commitment, intelligence and desire to win is all there."

Sagna missed four months of this season after breaking his ankle at White Hart Lane in October, but has rediscovered his best form since returning in January.

His comeback has coincided with an upturn in form for Wenger's side, who have overturned Tottenham in the race for Champions League qualification.

Wednesday's 3-0 win at Wolves moved Arsenal five points clear of their north London rivals.

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