Wilshere wants Arsenal success to 'rub in Nasri's face'

The young Gunners midfielder has slammed his former teammate for his outburst after the Frenchman won his first league title with the Sky Blues on Sunday

Jack Wilshere has criticized Samir Nasri for his comments in the wake of Manchester City's Premier League triumph.

The French midfielder had reiterated his reasons for swapping London for Manchester last summer, stating that his new club "never settle for second best."

But the Gunners starlet wants his side to go on and win some silverware next season so that he can "rub Nasri's face in it".

"I don't know what goes on in his head," Wilshere told The Guardian. "Fair play, he has won a trophy, but over the next couple of years our goal is to win a trophy and I can see us winning a trophy.

"Maybe he spoke too soon and hopefully we can rub his face in it next year."

Nasri had initially taunted his former employers, and hit back at claims that he left solely to earn more 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 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."

Wilshere also hailed captain Robin van Persie's importance at the Emirates Stadium and believes that the Gunners' sealing of third place in the Premier League will go a long way towards convincing the Dutchman to stay in north London.

"It’s important we keep him," the youngster declared. "Everybody knows what he brings to the team and also in terms of his leadership qualities. I think getting third place will help us do that.

"I know there are contract talks this week and I hope we can keep him in the team."

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