Nasri on trophy quest

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Samir Nasri has instantly set his sights on winning 'big trophies' at the Etihad Stadium this season.

The French international signed from Arsenal in the later stages of the transfer window, and has made an instant impact with the Citizens in his first two appearances for the club, secondly as a substitute in his home debut against Wigan on Saturday.

Criticised in some quarters for making the move from the Emirates, Nasri insists the switch was purely motivated by the chance to ad silverware to his growing reputation.

"I'm 24, everyone says I'm a good player, but I haven't won anything. I've played at a high level with Arsenal, but I have never won anything. I hope titles," said Nasri.

"This year, one of Arsenal's best players (Fabregas) left as well. No-one has replaced him. When you join a team that has (Sergio) Aguero. (Carlos) Tevez, (David) Silva, (Vincent) Kompany, you are confident of winning trophies."

"I wouldn't say I wasn't happy at Arsenal, but when you are at a big club you hope to win things. Arsenal brought in experienced players, but since the move to Emirates Stadium, the transfer policy has been a bit different. The young players have good qualities and, in the future, I think they can do something."


After a blistering start to the Barclays Premier League campaign, City find themselves second in the Barclays Premier League behind local rivals and reigning champions Manchester United.

Roberto Mancini's side appear to be the closest rivals to Sir Alex Ferguson's Red Devils, and Nasri is confident the Citizens can go the distance toe-to-toe with their illustrious neighbours.

"I think City can win one of the big trophies this season. I think we are the biggest challengers to United. Look at the investment over three seasons, you can see the squad has strength and quality players," he continued.

"World-class players are not scared to come here, you can see that with Sergio Aguero. So I'm confident."

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