Samir Nasri: I don’t regret quitting Arsenal for Manchester City

Samir Nasri insists he does not regret his decision to leave Arsenal and join Manchester City despite a difficult season

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Samir Nasri sealed a £25m move to Manchester City in 2011 Photo: Football.ua, via Wikimedia

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Samir Nasri insists he does not regret his decision to leave Arsenal and join Manchester City in 2011.

The France playmaker has endured a difficult second season at City after playing an important role in the Manchester club’s Premier League title triumph last term.

Nasri, who left the Gunners to move to the Etihad Stadium in the summer of 2011 with one year left on his Arsenal contract, has been limited to just 22 starts for City this term and has managed just three goals in all competitions.

But although the 25-year-old midfielder admits that this has not been his best season, he has no regrets about leaving north London.

“I don’t regret leaving Arsenal. I won the league while Arsenal have difficulty finishing fourth,” Nasri told beIN Sport.

“Arsene Wenger is the greatest coach I have worked with. I only regret not having more discussions with Wenger when I left [for Manchester City].

“I am aware that I have not had a good season. There are many reasons. But when Mancini said that I’m training at 50 per cent, this is not true.

“I felt comfortable against Newcastle. It’s been a while since I felt good. I want to play and perform.”

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