The French midfielder impressed as the home side ran riot at the Etihad Stadium but insists that the victory is not made sweeter because he used to play for the opposition
The midfielder continues to receive unfavourable treatment from the Arsenal faithful following his £25 million move from the Emirates Stadium to the North West in 2011.
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"It's not revenge against Arsenal," Nasri told Goal. "I don't have hard feelings. If I'm here, it's because of them. It's because of the manager and the confidence that they gave me.
"I'm just happy about our performance that we won the game and that we came back to within three points of Arsenal."
City's enthusiasm was dampened somewhat by an injury to their top scorer, Sergio Aguero, who limped off with a calf problem early in the second half. Nasri stated that the full extent of the Argentine's trouble is not yet known and would not speculate on the damage that he suffered.
"I cannot tell you what he has," said the France international. "It's always difficult to say something just after the game. For something like that you need 48 hours to see exactly what the injury is going to be."