Arsenal’s Bacary Sagna hits out at Norwich City midfielder Bradley Johnson over leg break

Arsenal's French international defender Bacary Sagna has reportedly accused Bradley Johnson of deliberately standing on his leg after the full back was ruled out of Euro2012 with a broken fibula suffered in the Canaries' 3-3 Premier League draw at the Emirates.

Sagna - quoted in sports daily L'Equipe on Sunday - was unhappy with the first half challenge which has cut short his injury-wrecked season after suffering a break to the same leg earlier in the campaign. The 29-year-old collapsed in the first half shortly after Johnson appeared to stumble over the grounded Frenchman.

'I think he did it on purpose,' he said. 'He stepped on my leg. Play continues, I get back on my feet. And when I tried to control the ball, I felt a crack, just like the first time at Tottenham. He stepped right where the plate was. I think the plate pressured (the bone). It's a neat break, just above the plate.'

Gunners' chief Arsene Wenger was also unhappy at the challenge, but said in his post-match briefing he would need to view footage of the incident again.

'It is broken fibula, the same leg (that he broke in October). He was kicked on it, it has not happened alone. When he was kicked, he has broken the leg,' he said. 'The guy closed him down and walked on him. I don't know if it was deliberate or not. I would have to watch it back.'

Sagna is confident he will return from this latest injury set back, which is a different fracture to his previous break. The full-back was poised to be a key member of Laurent Blanc's French squad at this summer's European Championships in Poland and the Ukraine.

'That's how it is. It's football. It has happened to others before me,' he added. 'I came back once, I will come back a second time. Even stronger.'

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