Nasri: 'Those who think that I left Arsenal for money are embittered'

Samir Nasri has been talking about his transfer from Arsenal to Manchester City once again.

Samir Nasri's departure from Arsenal was hardly the smoothest of footballing break-ups, the Frenchman viewed as a money-grabber for walking out on the Gunners.

The taunts clearly rankled with the Manchester City man, who when he won the title in 2011/12 decided to gloat at his former club's expense: 

"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, and I have proved it correct. I now hope the Arsenal fans can get on with their lives and forget me."

Fast-forward to this past weekend, and Nasri still has his departure from The Emirates on his mind.

Speaking before yesterday's game with Newcastle, Nasri once again insisted his transfer to City was for sporting reasons, and took a typical swipe at anybody who chooses to believe otherwise.

He told BeIN Sports: "Those who are allowed to say that I was gone for the money do not understand and are embittered.

"Say that when I went to join Carlos Tevez, David Silva, Yaya Toure, Joe Hart, Vincent Kompany ... I made ​​a choice about life, I believed in the project, a sports project on the exceptional long term, with a training centre that will be built soon."

The game at St James Park did not end well for Nasri despite his side's 2-0 win. The Frenchman picked up a knee injury which boss Manuel Pellegrini described as potentially 'serious', according to The BBC.

With City leading contenders to deny Arsenal a title, it could well be he plays no further part this season in trying to ensure he wins a second Premier League winner's medal.

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