‘Arsenal Fans Are Not That Passionate’ – Samir Nasri Needs To Work On His Goodbyes

Chris Wright

25th, August 2011


By Chris Wright

Granted, it’s not actually that grievous a jibe but, upon his arrival at Man City, Samir Nasri questioned the ‘passion’ of Arsenal fans – the very same supporters that took the time to sing him a hearty, fully personalised chant for the entirety of the season opener against Newcastle but a fortnight ago. How soon we forget.

Speaking to CityTV (unless it was a fake CityTV account), Nasri delivered his parting shot:

“I can see they are really passionate and it reminds me a little bit of Marseille. Arsenal have good fans but not that passionate since they moved from Highbury to the Emirates.

“City fans are really passionate. I remember when we played against City, when we lost 3-0, the crowd was amazing. That is what I want. When you play football, it is for a good atmosphere.”

…and £185,000 a week.

Yadda yadda yadda. To be honest, I’m feeling far too knackered/jaded/drunk this morning to make a thing out of this – especially as it’s not really much of a ‘thing’ in the first place.

Any strong feelings either way? Feel free to vent them below…

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  1. Ross says:

    Standard banter, passion of the fans, great city and all that, nothing to do with the mega wages at all!

  2. Gooner says:

    Man City can have him, he’s a wee nob.
    Ramsay is twice the player he is!

  3. John says:

    Arsenal fans cheered him even when he was playing so bad that he didn’t deserve to be in the team, even in the liverpool game, what a wanker.

  4. Tinez says:

    To be fair, the atmosphere at the emirates does seem flat a lot of the time. The only time they seem to get up and chant is when Man U or City or the big boys come to town. Fun comments.

  5. vvzla says:

    a bit sad he says stuff like that the first day he puts on another shirt. then again, parts of the arsenal “fans” abused him when there were RUMOURS – not more – that he was going to leave. and to kick back at them its always far to easy to play the not-passionate-card…

  6. Jimbo says:

    ‘arsenal players do not move to city for the money’
    oh wait…

  7. JP says:

    He said he was brought to the club b/c of Patrick Viera…but wasn’t Viera and other Franch National team veterans lobbying for Domenech to “choose experienced players over youth” for WC 10? Isn’t that why Samir missed out on South Africa….

  8. aninjasdream says:

    Good riddance, Nasri. You make it so easy.

  9. awesomeman says:

    what a dirty little cunt. Who does he think we are? Does he really think anyone is going to believe that load of shit! I used to think different of him and Clichy, they had everything at Arsenal, and probably a better chance to win, despite City;s upsurge they still dont have the man, Arsene Wenger! but i realize now most footballers arent about the loyalty, pride, and passion, its about the headlines and the dough.

  10. themagicraindancer says:

    “It is annoying. The work we do is not getting the credit it deserves because we are not winning silverware. It is unfair because I think we have more merit as a club than those who have built their teams with millions of pounds whereas Arsenal have brought in young footballers, who have come here to play a certain kind of football and who have developed.” Nasri on Arsenal’s trophy drought, April 2010.

  11. Paul says:

    This maybe the finest ending to an article i have read in years and i’m a city fan !!!

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