Arsenal fullback Bacary Sagna insists they will overcome their difficult start to the season.

Sagna stressed that the negative aura around Arsenal this season has not distracted the players.

"That doesn't affect us," he said. "We just want to play as a team and achieve our maximum."

The loss of Cesc Fabregas is clearly a blow to Arsenal but Sagna has been mightily impressed by Aaron Ramey's emergence.

"He is a top quality player," said Sagna. "He has ability other players don't have. We need someone like him. He is very busy with the ball. He is not scared to play his own game and not scared to player for the team."

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