Arsenal defender Djourou: No grudge against Man City's Nasri

Arsenal defender Johan Djourou says no-one inside the club holds a grudge against Samir Nasri over his move to Manchester City.

Arsenal defender Johan Djourou says no-one inside the club holds a grudge against Samir Nasri over his move to Manchester City.

Djourou insists that even Nasri still “loves the club” because Arsenal, under the influence of Arsene Wenger, is still special even if football is big business.

“Football today is like a business,” Djourou told the Mirror. “I wish players would stay. Back in the day, players would stay at one club for life.

"For example, Paolo Maldini at AC Milan. What a great player, and played all those years at the one club.

“Of course, we want football to be like that. I know that all of the players who left the club, like Samir and Cesc, I talked with them and they loved the club.

“Football is a business and they had better opportunities.

"I was talking to Kolo Toure [the ex-Arsenal defender now at Manchester City] the other night and even he was saying how much he loved the club.

“Kolo has been away for a long time and he misses it. Arsenal is such a great club. It’s a family. We’ve been together for so long now.

“People are talking about Man City, stuff like this, the money. But me, I’m really happy at Arsenal. It’s different. Everyone is just happy.

"As I said, it’s like a family, we’re really happy, enjoy being together and that’s the most important thing.”

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