Former Gunner turned Manchester City star Samir Nasri has launched a scathing attack on his old club, insisting that the fans’ abuse aimed at him is “stupid”, according to ESPN.
In a tirade which will certainly have the Arsenal faithful reaching for the pitch forks the Frenchman, who recently retired from international duty after being left out of the squad for the World Cup in Brazil, made it clear that he had no regrets over his departure from the Emirates Stadium in 2011.
Nasri left north London for a fee of around £25 million, which at the time was a big blow to Arsene Wenger’s lofty ambitions for a squad he had carefully constructed on a shoestring budget. The 27-year-old had become a likeable character during his time with the Gunners, and his decision to move to title rivals City drew criticism from several quarters.
However it would appear that he’s further drove the knife in with his most recent comments, where he even suggested life was “better”.
Nasir infuriates Arsenal
"The abuse doesn't affect me on the pitch, I just think it's stupid," Nasri said.
"I'm not an Arsenal fan, I am not from London. If we want to be honest, we are players who look at what is in the the best interests for us and our career.
"When Manchester City came, it was the best choice for me to come here. And today I have won trophies, I am really happy, I have everything and I have a better life."
It’s hard to argue with the stats in terms of Nasri’s claim that it was the best choice for him to make the move to City, as he has gone on to achieve plenty of success. Two Premier League titles, a Community Shield and a League Cup make short work of the sole F.A Cup victory Arsenal pushed under their belt last season, and so in that respect Gunners fans will have to begrudgingly accept that their former playmaker did indeed make the right decision.
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