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In an interview with Canal Football latest published by the Express, the 26-year-old said, “My departure from Arsenal? When you leave for a club where there is more money, you are supposed to be mercenary.
“I took stock before I went to Manchester City. I was joining a club with Yaya Toure, David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez.
“I spent three seasons at Arsenal without any title and at the end of the season we sold our best player that was Cesc Fabregas.
“I preferred to join City and I won titles and indeed I earn a better living. I am very happy with my choice.”
But the prospect of Nasri pipping Arsenal (along with Liverpool and Chelsea) to another Premier League title will not sit well with those Gunners fans who already have strong feelings towards their former player.
In other news, the Mirror’s John Cross has written a piece on the anniversary of David Rocastle’s death that looks back on the 1987 Littlewoods Cup semi-final replay against Tottenham Hotspur.
It is well worth a read whether you remember the former Gunner as a player or not. It is also a reminder that we should make the most of every day of our life.
And finally, Mikel Arteta has told Arsenal’s official website that he believes their draw with City at the weekend has brought the belief back to the club.
In quotes later published by Goal, Arteta said, “We all came together again and fought a lot and deserved at least a point.
“I liked the character and the desire the team showed. Hopefully we can finish the season strong because there is still a lot to play for.”