Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri says he was pushed out of Arsenal by their club owner Stan Kroenke.

Nasri claims he was forced out of the club because unpopular owner Kroenke wanted to cash in a player who had one year left on his deal.

"Cesc [Fabregas, who quit for Barcelona the same summer] or me were supposed to leave," he explained. "Arsene told me that if Cesc would leave, I would stay.

"But Kroenke could not ignore the transfer fee."