Jack Wilshere is bidding to bring some silverware to the Arsenal next season and have the chance to goad former Gunners star Samir Nasri in the process.
Nasri won the Premier League title with Manchester City and wasted no time in throwing his success in the faces of Gooners who had blasted him for his move to the Etihad Stadium and cited money as his motivation.
Now Wilshere has taken a swipe at the French midfielder in a radio interview with Talksport. I didn’t get the exact, verbatim quote but it was along the lines of: “I don’t know what goes on in his head, he won a trophy, when we win one we will rub it in his face.” Here’s hoping.
One thing we can be positive about concerning Wilshere is that he is back on track to win his fitness battle and seems certain to be fully fit ahead of the new campaign.He said: “My ankle is fine now, just a few niggles, I will be back training with the team on 9th July.”
For the record, Nasri had said: “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. I now hope the Arsenal fans can get on with their lives and forget me, they should celebrate their third-place achievement and I will focus on winning titles.”
Nasri also suggested that some players at Arsenal are not giving their all to the cause, but are happy to take their wages and settle for third place in the table. “If all that I was interested in was money, the easiest decision would have been to stay at Arsenal, picking up my money every week and walking into the team,” he said. “There are many people doing this right now at Arsenal.”