Samir Nasri hints that he may have to quit Arsenal to win trophies and become the world's best

French midfielder not motivated by money, but suggests he may leave the trophyless Gunners as he feels he must start winning medals to be regarded as a truly great footballer
Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri has given his clearest indication to date that he may leave the Emirates, as he feels that he must start winning silverware to be seen as one of the world's best.

It seems that Nasri is growing restless with manager Arsene Wenger’s pleas for patience from Arsenal’s fans, and the 24-year-old French international feels that the possibility of winning trophies will determine his future.

He told The News of the World: "Money has never been my motivation. I have always taken decisions from a football point of view.

"I don't want to sign for a club where I wouldn't be playing the football that I like, where I wouldn't feel happy, just for the sake of money.

"We already earn huge wages. The priority is to make a big career and to win titles.

"This is more important than everything else. I know the value and the meaning of money.

"You have to be able to evolve with a new way of living, keeping respect to my values. Family, friends, a good agent, it all helps you not get carried away.

"With no titles under your belt, you can't be in the list for the Ballon d'Or. I came to England to get trophies because I haven't won anything in my career, apart from an Under-17 European Championship in 2004.

"We all need to get out of our comfort zone to grow up and test ourselves.

"Even without winning trophies, I think I have grown up.

"I am hungry for titles. I play football because I love this sport and want to feel the emotion of winning.

"Lifting a trophy all together, this is the beauty and sense of team sports."
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