Samir Nasri: Arsenal fans 'stupid' for abuse over move
The former Arsenal player revealed that he has no attachment to his previous team and that his career is better with Manchester City
French player Samir Nasri branded Arsenal fans “stupid” for taunting him over his move to Manchester City, hours before his team meets the Gunners in Wembley stadium Sunday.
The former Arsenal player, who turned his back to the club three years ago, revealed that he has no attachment to his previous team and that his career is better with Manchester City, the British daily news website the Daily Mail reported Sunday.
“I just think the abuse I get is stupid. I'm not an Arsenal fan, I am not from London,” the 27-year-old said.
“If the fans can't move on, it's too bad. They do what they have to do and they love their club,” the footballer of Algerian decent said.
“They see that as treason or that I betrayed them but it's not that,” Nasri said, adding that he looked at “the best interests” and his “career.”
“When Manchester City came for me it was the best choice to come here. Since coming to City I have won trophies and I have a better life so I am really happy about everything,” Nasri added.
The midfielder has often targeted by the Gunners since his switch to Premier League rivals Manchester City in a £24 million ($40 million).
Nasri, who won two Premier League titles and a Capital One Cup in three seasons at City, renewed this summer his contract for five years with the club.
Arsenal and Manchester City will contest tonight the FA Community shield in the annual curtain-raiser ahead of the English Premier League season.