2018: Signed with the Impact on August 8, until the end of the 2018 season, with an option for the 2019 season… Scored one goal in nine starts in his first MLS season… Started and played his first career game with the Impact on August 18, against Chicago… Scored his first career goal with the Impact and in MLS on September 1 against the Red Bulls… Named once the Videotron Player of the Game… Also took part in the friendly game against the Ottawa Fury FC, on September 7… Option not exercised on November 26… Signed a new one-year deal with the Impact on December 24.
2017-18: Joined Italian club Benevento in February, for the second half of the Serie A season, appearing in 13 games, including 10 starts, and 954 minutes… Scored his lone goal in Serie A on April 29, against Udinese.
2016-17: Tallied an assist in 17 Premier League games with Manchester City, including 14 as a starter, and 1,344 minutes… Played in one UEFA Champions League qualification game… Appeared in four UEFA Champions League games, including three starts… Also played in three FA Cup games.
2015-16: Registered three assists in 28 regular season games, including 27 starts, and 2,448 minutes… Appeared in 11 UEFA Champions League games, starting 10, and 910 minutes… Started one FA Cup game… Helped Manchester City win the EFL Cup, against Liverpool, starting four of five games.
2014-15: Joined Manchester City in June, appearing in nine Premier League games, including eight starts, and 740 minutes… Started three of four UEFA Champions League games… Also started one FA Cup game and two EFL Cup games.
2013-14: Recorded one goal and four assists in 35 Premier League games with Arsenal, including 34 starts, and 3,060 minutes… Started both UEFA Champions League qualification games, and then seven UEFA Champions League games, earning assists against Borussia Dortmund and Marseilles… Won the FA Cup with Arsenal against Hull City, starting four games throughout the tournament.
2012-13: Started 25 regular season games with Arsenal… Also started three UEFA Champions League games, two FA Cup games and one EFL Cup game.
2011-12: Appeared in 21 Premier League games, including 20 starts, and 1,700 minutes, recording one goal and three assists… Missed several games due to a fibula fracture… Registered an assist in two UEFA Champions League qualification games, both starts… Also started four UEFA Champions League games and played two FA Cup games.
2010-11: Named to the Professional Footballers’ Association Team of the Season for the second time of his career, after recording one goal and three assists in 33 games, all starts, and 2,969 minutes… Started his 100th Premier League game for Arsenal on October 3, against Chelsea… Started four UEFA Champions League games and three FA Cup games… Scored against Leeds in the third round of the FA Cup, on January 19… Helped Arsenal reached the EFL Cup final, appearing in three games, including two starts.
2009-10: Tallied five assists in 35 regular season games, including 31 starts, and 2,760 minutes… Earned two assists in a 3-0 win against Tottenham on October 31… Started both UEFA Champions League qualification games and then five of six UEFA Champion Leagues games… Also started in one FA Cup game.
2008-09: Signed a contract extension with Arsenal… Registered one assist in 35 Premier League games, including 34 starts, and 2,937 minutes of play… Started both UEFA Champions League qualification games and seven UEFA Champions League games… also started five FA Cup games.
2007-08: Transferred from Auxerre to Premier League club Arsenal for €9,000,000 on July 12… Named to the Professional Footballers’ Association Team of the Season, after recording one goal and three assists in 29 games, all starts, and 2,463 minutes… Played and started his first Premier League game on August 12 against Fulham… Scored his first Premier League goal on March 23 against Chelsea… Registered one assist in a UEFA Champions League qualification game versus Sparta Praha… Recorded two assists in seven UEFA Champions League games, including five starts, and 544 minutes… Also started one FA Cup game and appeared in two EFL Cup games, starting one.
2006-07: Named to the Ligue 1 Team of the year and Auxerre Player of the Year, after recording three assists in 38 games with Auxerre, all starts, and 3,413 minutes of play… Started two UEFA Cup qualification games before registering one assist in six UEFA Cup starts… Also started two Coupe de France games, two Intertoto Cup games and two Coupe de la Ligue games.
2005-06: Played in the Trophée des Champions in July against Olympique Lyonnais… Started 23 Ligue 1 games, playing 2,023 minutes, and two Coupe de la Ligue games.
2004-05 : Made his professional debut in Ligue 1 with Auxerre, appearing in 26 games, all starts, and 2,331 minutes, in the French first division… Helped Auxerre win the Coupe de France, playing four games, including three starts… Also started 10 UEFA Cup games and three Coupe de la Ligue games.
Has earned 65 caps with the French national team, taking part in the FIFA World Cup in 2010 and 2014, and in the 2016 Euro, in which he has played every minute, including the final against Portugal… Has made his senior debut on August 22, 2007 against Slovakia… Has played his last game on October 7, 2016, a World Cup qualifier against Bulgaria… Has also played for the French national youth teams.
Spent time with youth clubs Éveil Sénonais et FC Sens, in his hometown, before joining the academy of AJ Auxerre in 1997 at 14 years old… Played with the Auxerre reserve team from 2002 to 2004 in CFA2 and CFA
Son of Bassirou and Seynabou Sagna… Married to Ludivine and they have two sons, Elias and Kaïs… Has two older brothers, Ibrahima and Moustapha.