Samir Nasri risks Roberto Mancini wrath after claiming 'Arsene Wenger is the best coach'

Midfielder joined Manchester City from Arsenal

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Samir Nasri has hit back at his Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini by saying Arsène Wenger is the finest coach he has worked under. The midfielder also dismissed Mancini's claims he has given only "50 per cent" during this season's title defence.

Nasri, 25, said: "Arsène Wenger is the greatest coach I have worked with. I only regret not having more discussions with Wenger when I left [for Manchester City]," Nasri said.

"I do not regret joining City [though]. I want to play and perform. My departure from Arsenal was purely for sporting reasons. I am aware I have not had a good season. There are many reasons. But when Mancini said I'm training at 50 per cent, this is not true."