According Samir Nasri, the blue moon of Manchester City is rising ahead of his old club.
When questioned over whether he felt Mancini’s side were now on a higher level compared to the Gunners, Nasri’s answer was straightforward.
“[Bigger than Arsenal?] They have the biggest squad now. They showed it last year, they won the FA Cup and finished in front of Arsenal so the fact talks for Man. City” Nasri said on Friday
“I think City are the biggest challenger for United if you look at the investments of the last three seasons. World class players are not scared to come to Man. City now as you can see with Sergio Aguero” He added.
Nasri also rebuffed rumours that his move to Eastlands was influenced by financial desires, promising to silence critics with success come May.
“No, money was not a big factor in my move. Let people think what they want. I know my choice and I know it’s a choice about football. We’ll see at the season when we lift a trophy. I will prove that everyone who is talking about money is wrong.” he said.
After claiming that higher wages had nothing to do with his move to Manchester, Nasri was then quizzed over what his motive really was for joining Mancini’s men.
“I want tittles. I am 24, everyone says am a good player but I didn’t win anything. I played at the high level with Arsenal but achieved nothing” Nasri said
The former Marseille man then concluded that Arsenal’s supposed lack of ambition this summer made his decision to search for success at star-studded Man. City an easy one.
“This year, one of Arsenal’s best players, Cesc Fabregas, left and no one replaced him. When you come to a team with Aguero and Silva, you are confident of winning a trophy.” Nasri said.