Samir Nasri
Samir NasriReuters

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has taken a swipe at Arsenal fans as he believes their abuse against him is "stupid".

The French midfielder left the north London club and made a switch to Etihad in 2011. Since his move to City, the 27-year-old has helped win two Premier League titles, one FA Cup and one Community Shield.

City will face Arsenal in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday and the Citizens manager Manuel Pellegrini is likely to filed Nasri in the starting lineup against his former club.

Nasri says the clash against Arsene Wenger's side will not be a friendly fixture and a win against the Gunners would really be special, his second Community Shield with his current employers.

"I just think it's stupid. I'm not an Arsenal fan, I am not from London. It's not a glorified friendly. There is a trophy at stake and playing Arsenal is always something special," the Express quoted Nasri as saying.

"If we want to be honest we are players and we are just looking at what are the best interests for us and our career. When Manchester City came for me it was the best choice to come here. I have won trophies and I have a better life so I am really happy about everything."

"If the fans can't move on it's too bad. I am not trying to have a problem with that. They do what they have to do and they love their club."

"They see it as treason, that I betrayed them but it's not that. I'm not like that. I just look at what's best for me and that's what Bacary Sagna did, what Emmanuel Adebayor did and what Kolo Toure did."

"For them (the fans) the only reason has to be for the money. But it isn't just for the money. It's a factor and it's important. But if someone earns £200,000 a week or £150,000 or £100,000 it's not going to make a difference or an impact on your life so that's not true," the City midfielder concluded.