Nasri: City will still win the title before Arsenal

The former Gunner insists that Roberto Mancini's side can win the Premier League ahead of the Frenchman's former club, despite the disappointing 1-0 loss at the Emirates

Samir Nasri insists Manchester City will still win the title before his former club Arsenal, following the 1-0 defeat to the Gunners at the Emirates.

Mikel Arteta’s late shot from distance saw the hosts take a slender victory to leave City eight points adrift of table-toppers Manchester United and all but end their hope of taking their first championship since 1968.

Frenchman Nasri – who left north London for Manchester in the summer - had previously said that his new team would claim the title before his former, and, despite losing out to Arsene Wenger’s side, is standing by his statement.

“I’m aware what I said about titles,” Nasri wrote 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.”