by Lee Hurley

Samir Nasri is ready to help Raheem Sterling cope with the jeers he is receiving since opting to leave Liverpool for Manchester City.

Nasri, as you know, has been on the end of some pretty strong abuse from Arsenal fans since opting to make the same move from north London but here at Daily Cannon we’re not too sure that the Frenchman is the best one to be offering advice.

For a start, Nasri has often struggled in games against the Gunners due to the pressure from the crowd and has often made matters significantly worse for himself by constantly criticising Arsenal fans in the media.

Manchester City's Samir Nasri (L) and Arsenal's Carl Jenkinson vie for the ball at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium during the pre-season match between Premier League giants Manchester City and Arsenal in Helsinki on August 10, 2013. AFP PHOTO / LEHTIKUVA / RONI REKOMAA
Manchester City’s Samir Nasri (L) and Arsenal’s Carl Jenkinson vie for the ball at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium during the pre-season match between Premier League giants Manchester City and Arsenal in Helsinki on August 10, 2013. AFP PHOTO / LEHTIKUVA / RONI REKOMAA

Sterling scored on his pre-season debut for City but was subjected to boos from a section of the crowd in Australia as they played Roma.

Raheem Stirling of Manchester City reacts during the International Champions Cup football match between English Premier League team Manchester City and Italian side AS Roma in Melbourne on July 21, 2015. AFP PHOTO / Paul CROCK
Raheem Stirling of Manchester City reacts during the International Champions Cup football match between English Premier League team Manchester City and Italian side AS Roma in Melbourne on July 21, 2015. AFP PHOTO / Paul CROCK

Nasri told the press after the game “You always have stupid fans in the stadium.

“The same thing happened to me when I left Arsenal.

“You have to move on. He has come to Manchester City and you have to respect his decision.

“We just have to let him play and he will show how talented he is.

“I have not spoken to him about the pressure and the other things (reaction of the fans) because we did not expect this.

“This is a game between Roma and Manchester City in Melbourne!

“We didn’t expect anything like that from these fans, so it is a little surprise. But if he needs any advice about that, then he can come and talk to me.”

I’m sure he can, Sami, and you can help him make it 100 times worse.

Good lad.

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