Manchester City latest: Sagna reveals how Pellegrini and Wenger compare, youngster secures loan move

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Manchester City right-back Bacary Sagna has revealed that there aren't many differences between Blues manager Manuel Pellegrini and former boss Arsene Wenger.

Moving to the Etihad Stadium this summer after seven seasons with Arsenal, Sagna made 284 total appearances under Wenger, but has been just as impressed with the Chilean's approach during his first few months in Manchester.

‘I have to say they’re quite similar,’ he told the club’s official Youtube channel. ‘They have approximately the same character.

‘They’re both very quiet but support the team a lot and trust the players.

'They give a lot of confidence to the team and even at training they want us to give 100%. I think they have the same ability to train a team and the same spirit.'

Sagna also spoke on the on-going positional battle between him and Pablo Zabaleta, with the Frenchman insisting that there is no ill-will between the pair.

'I think it’s good for me to join such a big team with very good players and, of course, to compete at the same position with, for me, one of the best right-backs in the world,' he said.

'It will push me to the maximum game-by-game and even at training but, as I said before, at the end of the day we’re both competing together to make this team better.'

Elsewhere, City youngster Jordi Hiwula has secured a loan move to League one side Yeovil Town until January 5, 2015.

The 20-year-old striker was top scorer for the Elite Development Squad last season, earning a new two-year contract in the process, and Yeovil boss Gary Johnson is looking forward to utilising his blistering pace in the lineup over the coming months.

'We've got strikers but no-one has really hit that bit of form yet,' he told BBC Somerset.

'I know they've got high hopes for him. He's got electric pace and a good goal-scoring record.

'This is his first loan, so we're taking a bit of a chance but I think he's ready.'

Hiwula's loan isn't the only move on the youth front today, with City signing EDS captain George Glendon to a new deal, following on from goalkeeper Ian Lawlor and defender Tosin Adarabioyo, who also pledged their long-term futures to the club this week.

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