Samir Nasri has hit back at the Arsenal fans who criticize him for his departure from the Emirates, ahead of the Community Shield meeting at Wembley this afternoon, reports the Express.

Nasri is often the target of jeers from Gunners fans when the two sides meet, but the Frenchman insists it does not bother him.

“I just think it’s stupid,” he said. “I’m not an Arsenal fan, I am not from London. If we want to be honest we are players and we are just looking at what are the best interests for us and our career.

“When Manchester City came for me it was the best choice to come here. I have wontrophies and I have a better life so I am really happy about everything.

“If the fans can’t move on it’s too bad. I am not trying to have a problem with that. They do what they have to do and they love their club.

“They see it as treason, that I betrayed them but it’s not that. I’m not like that. I just look at what’s best for me and that’s what Bacary Sagna did, what Emmanuel Adebayor did and what Kolo Toure did.

“For them (the fans) the only reason has to be for the money. But it isn’t just for the money. It’s a factor and it’s important. But if someone earns £200,000 a week or £150,000 or £100,000 it’s not going to make a difference or an impact on your life so that’s not true.”