Nasri in new trophy claim

French playmaker confident City will beat Arsenal to a top prize

Samir Nasri: Confident Manchester City will taste success before his former employers at Arsenal

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Samir Nasri stands by his pre-season prediction that Manchester City will win a trophy before former employers Arsenal end their long wait for silverware.

France international Nasri took the decision to swap life at the Emirates for that at the Etihad last summer and left North London claiming that he was embarking on a title hunt.

Sceptics claimed his decision was driven by money, but the 24-year-old said at the time: "Let people think what they want. I know my choice and I know it is a choice about football.

"We will see at the end of the season when we lift the trophy and we will talk about my choice again and I will show everyone who was thinking it was about money that they were wrong."

The 2011/12 campaign has been one of a frustration for City and Nasri, though, with a 1-0 defeat at Arsenal on Sunday all but ending their Premier League title quest.

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Gunners supporters have been quick to make their former playmaker aware that he looks set to end the season empty-handed, but Nasri claims he is still confident of tasting success before those at the Emirates.

"I'm aware of what I said about titles," he posted on Twitter.

"I'm sure I will lift a trophy with Man City before AFC.

"And to all the Arsenal fans, move on. City are 10 points ahead of you.

"Just support your team and forget about me."