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Sagna to get extended Man City run as Zabaleta handed break

New Manchester City signing Bacary Sagna will get an extended first team run for this season's kickoff.

The Daily Star Sunday says City bosses believe that Pablo Zabaleta - the first-team regular in that role - needs an extended break.

Zabaleta, 29, rarely misses a match and the tough defender also played all the way through the World Cup as Argentina reached the final.

That means Frenchman Sagna, 31, who City signed on a free transfer from Arsenal, looks set to face his old club at Wembley in the Community Shield on August 10.

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