Montreal Impact sign former Arsenal and Man City defender Sagna

The former Gunners star has landed in Major League Soccer with the Canadian outfit as they push for the playoffs

Former Arsenal and Manchester City right back Bacary Sagna has joined Major League Soccer's Montreal Impact for the rest of the season, with an option for the 2019 campaign. 

The 35-year-old made a name for himself in the Premier League as a stalwart for Arsene Wenger's Arsenal side for seven years before moving on to Manchester City.

Sagna also earned 65 caps for the French national side, playing in the 2010 and 2014 World Cups. 

“I'm very happy of Bacary's arrival,” said Impact head coach Remi Garde in a team release.

“He's a player with a great career who's still very motivated to come and help the Impact defy its end of season challenge. His personality, experience, and overall game will be a plus for our team.”

Article continues below

The Impact had a busy day, with the club landing forward Quincy Amarikwa in a trade with the San Jose Earthquakes and Micheal Azira in a trade with the Colorado Rapids. 

Montreal sits fifth in the MLS Eastern Conference standings but the club is very much in a fight for one of the six playoff spots. 

The Impact are just six points clear of the Chicago Fire, who sit second-bottom of the East and have the likes of Toronto FC, Orlando City and the New England Revolution holding games in hand and pushing for the playoff places. 

Next article:
ISL 2018-19: Chennaiyin FC's John Gregory demands defensive improvement
Next article:
Ademola Lookman shows Nigeria what they’ll be missing
Next article:
Bonucci: I rejected Man Utd move to come 'home' to Juventus
Next article:
ISL 2018-19: Josep Gombau - Delhi Dynamos deserve more
Next article:
Ankle injury rules Inter star Nainggolan out of Barcelona clash