Norwich midfielder Johnson tells Arsenal fans: I'm not nasty

Norwich City midfielder Bradley Johnson insists he's not a nasty player.

Johnson, 25, was involved in a controversial challenge with Bacary Sagna in the 3-3 draw at Arsenal last season that left the French full-back with a broken leg.

Former Gunners youth-team player and lifelong Gooner Johnson did not speak to Sagna afterwards and has not been in contact since.

But he believes he is blameless. Johnson said: “I don’t even remember the tackle — I’ve already forgotten all about it.

“But I honestly don’t think that I did anything wrong, despite what Arsene Wenger may have said afterwards.

“I won’t even be thinking about it.

“I will just go out and play my normal game. I don’t know what sort of reception I will get. But it won’t bother me at all. Tackling is a massive part of my game. I like a challenge and I like competitive games.

“When I go into a tackle I want to win it but I never go out with the intention of hurting anyone. When I signed for Norwich, Paul Lambert said I had a nasty side to my game and that’s true. But I’m not dirty.”

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