Bacary Sagna will only return to action for Arsenal once he has recovered 100% from a second leg fracture in a year. The France international played in the under-21s against Reading earlier this week and is ready to step-up his rehabilitation.

The 29 year old told Arsenal Player: "When you have such a big injury once, you take it, but twice is hard. In my mind I was a bit sad, but the next day I was ready for the challenge, which was to come back stronger and I am in a good way today.

"I spent some time in the rehab centre, then I came back and worked really hard with the fitness coach and the physios to be ready to play - and finally I have.

"I don't have any target - my only aim is to be ready and bring what I can to my team, to give 100%, like always."

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