Former Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri has revealed he defied manager Arsene Wenger by joining Arsenal’s English Premier League rivals Manchester City in 2011.
The former France international attacking midfielder left the North London club for about £25million, and aimed a parting shot at his former team’s fans as he went.
He admitted Arsenal have good supporters but not that passionate since they moved from Highbury Stadium. The 30-years-old said: “[Manchester] City fans are really passionate. When we [Antalyaspor] played against [Manchester] City, the crowd was amazing. That’s what I [Samir Nasri] want.”
The Frenchman remained a City player for the next six years – his season was spent out on loan at Spanish La Liga side Sevilla – before he joined Turkish side Antalyaspor.
Talking about former interest in him from French giant spenders Paris Saint-Germain, who apparently made two offers for Nasri while he was at the North London club, the attacker spoke to Canal Football Club about the way he disobeyed Arsene Wenger by failing tosign with them.
He confirmed he spoke to PSG twice, once when Leonardo had discussed with Arsene Wenger.
The admitted it suited Arsene Wenger that he was going to the French League because the French tactician did not want him to go to rivals Manchester City or Manchester United.