Bacary Sagna may find it difficult to keep his head up high at the moment.
The defender’s howler on Sunday ensured that Arsenal could only settle for a 1-1 draw after a dominant first-half display against Manchester United.
The Gunners witnessed former striker Robin van Persie dominate the headlines before and after the match, but the penalty-kick which the Dutchman dispatched on Sunday was gifted by a loose pass and then a rush tackle by Sagna who had his head in his hands afterwards.
That was the only shame in a gutsy display from Wenger’s men against the newly crowned champions and despite gaining what could be a useful point on the table, the Arsenal boss admitted that his right-back was at fault.
“No [he didn’t tell me what was going through his mind]. He is very disappointed tonight, he is a boy who gives absolutely everything in every game” Wenger said
“I think he made a bad pass, that can happen, and maybe after he panicked a little bit and maybe wanted to repair too quickly what he did, but he had time to tackle.”
Once an integral part of Arsene Wenger’s side, injuries and below-par shows in recent times have seen a dip in form from Sagna, but before talks of replacing the French defender begin, the Arsenal manager praised Sagna’s usual services.
“He has saved us so many times but that unfortunately happened today.” he added
Sagna will be out of contract next year in the summer of 2014, but the club is yet to offer him an extension to his current deal.