Ex-Gunner: Why I hate Arsenal fans now
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Samir Nasri has revealed he has become ‘hateful’ towards fans of his old club because they were not aware of the truth behind his departure five years ago.
The Frenchman completed a move to Manchester City during a summer of turmoil at Arsenal in 2011 following the exit of then captain Cesc Fabregas.
Nasri had spent a memorable three years as a Gunner and therefore, his switch to the Etihad stadium was greeted with anger by most Arsenal fans.
However, the 28-year-old insists he previously had no bad blood with his old supporters until he saw their reaction to his £25 million transfer.
“Manchester City were a better team – that’s why I went there. It was my ambition, not because of the money.
“Whether you’re a fan or not, people should understand that, if a bigger company calls you, if you’re ambitious you’re going to go there.” Nasri said
“I had so much love for this club because the fans were amazing towards me then after when I saw all of that [Arsenal fans’ anger towards Nasri] I became a little hateful because I was like ‘come on, why are they doing this? I haven’t done anything wrong to them’ and it became this relationship, from love to hate.
“It’s a bit sad because I spent three amazing years there – they brought me from Marseille and Arsene Wenger was like a father figure to me, he did everything for me. I’m still on really good terms with him but it’s sad to have this relationship now with the club.”