Man City ace Nasri: Wenger inspired my France spotkick

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri says Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was the inspiration behind the penalty that sent France to Euro2012.

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri says Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was the inspiration behind the penalty that sent France to Euro2012.

Les Bleus were 1-0 down at home to Bosnia and heading for the play-offs until Nasri won and scored a penalty 12 minutes from time.

Nasri, who spent three seasons at Arsenal after Wenger paid Marseille £13million for him in 2008, insisted his old manager's advice proved crucial.

He said: "I thought of Arsene Wenger's words when I picked up the ball.

"He told me last season, 'You can take revenge in person if someone fouls you'.

"Some people say you should not take a penalty if you are the player who has been brought down. But he said that's bulls**t.

"And it worked perfectly for me."

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