Samir Nasri: Manuel Pellegrini reminds me of Arsene Wenger

Manchester City midfielder Sami Nasri says he sees similarities between Citizens boss Manuel Pellegrini and Arsene Wenger

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

Samir Nasri says Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini reminds the midfielder of his former manager Arsene Wenger.

The France international has returned to form since the Chilean took charge this summer after struggling under Pellegrini’s predecessor Roberto Mancini at the Eastlands outfit.

Nasri, who joined City in a £25m deal from Arsenal in 2011, has scored two goals in eight Premier League appearances this season, including a strike against Manchester United.

And the 26-year-old revealed he is loving life under the new City manager.

“He does remind me of Arsene in respect of the way he works,” said Nasri.

“He has the same approach in the way he talks to players and tells them when things are good and when they are bad.

“But it’s always constructive and you always know what he wants form you, and what you to bring to the team.

“I feel that he trusts me and that he gives me responsibilities on the pitch. When you have a manager like that, you want to repay that sort of faith – and that’s what I’m trying to do.”

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