Samir Nasri has shared his thoughts on the current situation of Arsenal failing to meet the expectations of fans.
The former Gunner spent three seasons at the Emirates stadium before joining Manchester City in the summer of 2011.
Nasri has won two Premier League titles since leaving the Gunners who are once again facing severe criticism for not maintaining a consistent push for major honours this season.
However, the 29-year-old insists the blame should be directed at the current players in the Arsenal squad instead of the much-criticised Arsene Wenger.
“You cannot criticise a guy like that, it is impossible. Arsenal was a big club but he made it even bigger,” Nasri said
“People need to be fair. It is not because Arsenal don’t have success in the league that it’s his fault, that is the players who are on the pitch, it’s the players who do not get the results.
“It’s hard for me to say something about him because I owe him a lot of things. I came to the Premier League because of him and I have had a good career because of him too.
“He gave me confidence and he made me a better player and I just think all the players who played with him, when they left they became better players.
“I don’t think it’s him, there are a lot of things at Arsenal; the players, the board, that need to be checked out and not just Arsene.”