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Nasri seeks more recognition
21 Apr 2010 - 08:25:57
Arsenal's French midfielder Samir Nasri believes that he and his colleagues have not received enough praise for their efforts this season, which again took the Gunners agonizingly close to silverware.
The 22-year-old was part of the side which threw away a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 at Wigan Athletic last weekend, a result which all but ended hopes of a Premier League title success.
The Gunners were knocked out of the Champions League quarter-finals by holders Barcelona, while they suffered domestic exits at the hands of Manchester City and Stoke City.
Nasri told the club's official magazine: "It is annoying. The work we do is not getting the credit it deserves because we are not winning silverware.
"It is unfair because I think we have more merit as a club than those who have built their teams with millions of pounds, whereas Arsenal have brought in young footballers, who have come here to play a certain kind of football and who have developed.
"This season has proved that we have everything to compete and we have learnt so much.
"I am hoping that our squad will stay unchanged, because we are really good and with a year more experience - we can achieve some great things next season."