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Samir Nasri heads north
Samir Nasri left Arsenal for Manchester City after refusing to sign a contract extension and opting for a huge salary increase.
Foolishly, Nasri taunted his old club and its fans on his way out. He has since become an object of scorn to those fans who remember Nasri's April 2010 quote disparaging clubs that spend big money.
In it he said, "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."
Upon clinching the EPL title with Manchester City, Nasri did a complete turnaround when he told a French television channel,"People at Arsenal tried to make out that I came here for the money. I hope they are watching me now, collecting my Premier League winner's medal. I believe they have not won a trophy for many years now.
"I made the hard choice to come and fight for my place at a big club, where they never settle for second best, and I have proved it correct."
This saga is sure to continue into next season.