"People at Arsenal tried to make out that I came here for the 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."
That was Frenchman Samir Nasri speaking in May after Manchester City won the league, taking his chance to rub his success in the face of the Arsenal fans who had branded him a mercenary and been quick to taunt him when it appeared the title was lost.
Piers Morgan even bet Nasri £10,000 that City would not win a trophy before the Gunners, a sum the television host was forced to hand over just one month as City upset the odds to win the Premier League.
Last night the tables were reversed. Arsenal sealed their path into the knockout stages of the Champions League once again with a 2-0 win over Montpellier, while Nasri and City crashed out for a second successive year in the group stages.
Arsenal fans were quick to revel in this on Twitter, mocking the Frenchman.
@tomgunner14: Let's all laugh at Samir Nasri!!!
@vel9studios: Nasri to be watching
#Arsenal's CL campaign on TV again. Lovely day.
@samuelgandrews: So glad
@Arsenal have Santi Carzola instead of Samir Nasri
@essdotkay: I feel sorry for Nasri, at least he made it through the CL group stages with Arsenal.. LOOL! He must be missing it from the past 2 years.
@cdmmarshall96: Arsenal have qualified for the champions league quarter final. Man City haven't. Samir Nasri, what did you leave us for again?
@bossangel39: Arsenal are thru city are out , enjoy europa league nasri n co
@tartian7: Nasri u shuld have stayed at arsenal!
@semiusshady: LOLOL Nasri on for Tevez. HOW WAS THE BENCH?? HOW WAS THE BENCH?? Nasri shouldve stayed at arsenal lol
@joeyhallam21: When nasri was at arsenal he was always improving , at city he gets worse every game , should of stayed
@nealwheatley: Nasri isn't half the player he was at Arsenal!
Can Nasri respond to the taunts by winning a second successive Premier League medal?
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