Nasri: I want to win things

Reports continue to suggest that the France international is edging

towards the exit door at Emirates Stadium. Manchester City and

Manchester United are said to be leading the chase for the talented

midfielder, who has spent the last three seasons in north London.

During that time, Nasri has failed to get his hands on a winners’

medal, with Arsenal having gone six years since they last lifted a

trophy. The 24-year-old claims it is that lack of success which is

forcing him to consider his options. He is adamant that money will

play no part in any decision he takes this summer, with it his sole

aim to turn out for a club that are capable of competing for top

honours. Nasri told the News of the World: “Money has never been my

motivation. I have always taken decisions from a football point of

view. “I don’t want to sign for a club where I wouldn’t be playing

the football that I like, where I wouldn’t feel happy, just for the

sake of money. “We already earn huge wages. The priority is to make

a big career and to win titles. “This is more important than

everything else. I know the value and the meaning of money. “You

have to be able to evolve with a new way of living, keeping respect

to my values. Family, friends, a good agent, it all helps you not

to get carried away. “With no titles under your belt, you can’t be

in the list for the Ballon D’Or. I came to England to get trophies

because I haven’t won anything in my career, apart from an U17

European Championship in 2004. “We all need to get out of our

comfort zone, to grow up and test ourselves. “Even without winning

trophies, I think I have grown up. “I am hungry for titles. I play

football because I love this sport and want to feel the emotion of

winning. Lifting a trophy all together, this is the beauty and

sense of team sports.”