Samir Nasri replies when asked why Arsenal are struggling to win titles
Samir Nasri gives his thoughts on Arsenal's struggles in the Premier League in recent seasons
Samir Nasri has admitted that he is not sure why Arsenal have struggled to win the Premier League title in recent seasons.
The Gunners have not lifted the top-flight crown since their famous unbeaten triumph in the 2003-04 season despite finishing second in the top flight table last season.
Arsenal did not win a trophy during Nasri’s spell at the club before he opted to leave The Emirates to move to Manchester City.
However, Arsene Wenger has since led the north London side to two FA Cup titles – in 2014 and 2015 – as they added their first trophies since their switch to The Emirates from Highbury.
Nasri believes that the move to The Emirates affected Arsenal’s ability to compete for big trophies as he was quizzed about his former club’s fortunes.
Nasri is quoted as saying by French magazine Onze Mondial: “I do not know. I do not know why (Arsenal aren’t challenging).
“We must also take into account the fact that when I was in Arsenal, we did not fight on equal terms with Chelsea or Manchester United.
“Arsenal made the choice to move to the Emirates Stadium, so there was the stadium credit.
“The bosses of the club have always wanted to have healthy finances, they never wanted to go into debt.
“So they obviously did not recruit like the others.
“Since I left, they have won two Cups. They are trophies and all trophies are good to take.”
Arsenal are currently fifth in the Premier League and eight points behind leaders Chelsea after 20 games of the new season.