Nasri on why Arsenal team wasn’t good enough when he was a Gunner
Former Arsenal star Samir Nasri has opened up about what was behind Arsenal’s failure to win trophies during his career as a Gunner.
The French midfielder was signed by Arsene Wenger back in the summer of 2008 as he left Olympique Marseille with a reputation of being one of Europe’s most promising players at the time.
However, Nasri spent only three years with Arsenal before being sold to Manchester City after enjoying his best season at the club in 2010/11.
Arsenal’s failure to successfully compete for the Premier League title during Nasri’s days as a Gunner appears to be continuing this season with league leaders Chelsea eight points ahead already.
“I don’t know. I don’t know why.” Nasri responded when asked about his opinion on why his old club have fallen behind in this season’s title race.
However, the 29-year-old went to add that the Arsenal board’s reluctance to spend big like rival clubs is part of what let the team down during the trophy drought.
“You also have to understand that while I was at Arsenal, we weren’t fighting on a level playing field with Chelsea or Manchester United. Arsenal chose to move to the Emirates, so there was the loan for the stadium.” he said
“The club’s bosses have always wanted to have a healthy finances. They’ve never wanted to go in debt. Therefore, they weren’t recruiting like the others.
Even so, Nasri, who won two Premier League titles with Manchester City after leaving Arsenal, insists his former club deserves some credit for managing to win some silverware over the past couple of years.
“Since I left, they’ve won two FA Cups. They’re trophies, and all trophies are good.” he added