Arsenal signing Nasri reveals late Lyon offer

Arsenal signing Samir Nasri admits Olympique Lyon made a late play to keep him in France earlier this summer.

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As well as interest from Italy, England and Spain, Nasri confirmed French champions Lyon had also tried to sign him.

"Lyon made an approach. I spoke with president (Jean-Michel) Aulas by telephone. But it didn't go much further than that," Nasri said.

"At that point my choice had practically been made. I'd given my word to Arsenal and I couldn't see myself at any French club other than OM (Marseille)."

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