Man City midfielder Nasri tribute to Arsenal boss Wenger

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has paid tribute to his former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has paid tribute to his former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

Wenger may not have won the title since 2004 — but Nasri dedicates his Manchester City crown last season to his fellow Frenchman.

Nasri, 25, confessed: “If I’m here today it’s because of him. I’ll never forget what he did for me.

“I owe him a lot. He gave me confidence not just as a player but as a man as well.

“That is why I really respect him and really like him because he cared about the men, not just about the players.

“For some managers they want you to be on the pitch and that is it.

“For him he wants to talk to you, to know a little more about you to give you the confidence, it was like a second love for me.

“I played fantastic football for three years and I learned how to play at a high level with a lot of Champions League and I was always in the race for the title.

“And I played with great players, a great manager and it was a great experience.”

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