Manchester ‘Moneybags’ City midfielder Samir Nasri has had a big dig at the Arsenal faithful after his new club won the Premier League, with the Gunners securing third.
Samir ‘Na$ri’ left the Gunners towards the end of last season in a move that Gooners alike attributed to money and consequently the midfielder received a fair bit of stick in his final matches for Arsenal and during his return to the Emirates last month.
Arsenal were victorious that day after the splendid Mikel Arteta finish gave the Gunners a well earned 1-0 win and helped catapult them up to third place, but they never quite reached the summit of the league with both the Manchester clubs battling for the title.
The Frenchman who had his best season in his career with Arsenal in 2010/11 has know hit out at his critics and Arsenal fans after becoming a newly crowned Premier League champion.
He has been quoted by ESPN Soccernet as saying:
People at Arsenal tried to make out that I came here for the money. I hope they are watching me now, collecting my Premier League winner’s medal. I believe they have not won a trophy for many years now.
I made the hard choice to come and fight for my place at a big club, where they never settle for second best, and I have proved it correct.
I now hope the Arsenal fans can get on with their lives and forget me, they should celebrate their third-place achievement and I will focus on winning titles.
If all that I was interested in was money, the easiest decision would have been to stay at Arsenal, picking up my money every week and walking into the team.
There are many people doing this right now at Arsenal.
Nasri’s lack of respect for the club and manager that elevated him to become one of the Premier Leagues brightest talents is certainly unnerving, and it’s safe to say he has pretty much become the new Ashley Cole. While some of his comments speak some truth in the fact that there are some players picking up easy money (Squillaci, Almunia etc), but the majority of Arsenal’s first team squad work their behind off and I’d far rather have a workhorse Mikel Arteta or a Benayoun then an ungrateful Nasri.
Manchester City isn’t a healthy environment, you have Carlos Tevez skipping country to pursue his true passion for golf, and they have Balotelli who is ready to start a fight with you over a snide comment over his latest haircut and that’s just to name a few. Yes they won the league, but at what price? £200million on players, £100million on wages… Nasri must love playing only games a season, keep warming that bench!
When Arsenal win a trophy next season through their own homegrown talent and smart expenditure, I can’t wait to rub it in Na$ri’s little snobby nose.