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The Likelihood of Nasri Joining Manchester United

Arsene Wenger will be working this summer to bring in some key players for next season. He has said that it will be a “very active” transfer window for his club, and it will surely be one where he will bring in some established footballers who can make an effective difference in the side, rumoured to be Karim Benzema or Radamel Falcao.

However, Wenger will also have to fight on another front, and on a front which is arguably just as important if not more; he needs to keep the current key players in the squad. Among the annual rumours of Cesc Fabregas packing his bags and leaving The Emirates, there are also those who are worried about the future of another key player, Samir Nasri. A new contract is yet to be signed, and with his current contract expiring in just a year, Wenger needs to act quickly to avoid him leaving on a free transfer next season.

Apparently, the deal on the table that has been offered to Nasri is a five-year deal in the region of £90,000-per-week –  but the player is stalling on the signing of it.

Naturally, when a deal is yet to be done, the player will be linked to other clubs, and clubs who are looking for a player in a similar position for the future. As a result, the predominant rumour circulating is that Manchester United will make a move in the summer to bring the 23 year old midfielder to Old Trafford.

Sir Alex Ferguson has been given a significant or “substantial” transfer fund this summer by the Glazers and the figurative nod being given to the United manager to spend big. It would certainly be imaginable and possible that the Scot would be interested in signing Nasri. The attraction of, as Patrice Evra put it “a guarantee of a title” would be a big carrot for Nasri to follow considering that during his three seasons at Arsenal he has won nothing.

However, is a deal really very feasible? Arsenal and United hold a strong, often fierce rivalry stemming from over 20 years ago, and continued through the 2000’s (more in my time) when the Roy Keane – Patrick Viera feuds were as intense and passionate as they were entertaining. Would already disgruntled Arsenal fans be happy at letting their player of the season go to those fierce rivals United? Of course not.

The French publication L’quipe state sensibly that contract negotiations will resume in mid June, as Nasri is currently reflecting and relaxing on holiday in Dubai. You have to think that these negotiations will go somewhere positive from Arsenal’s point of view. Another source states that Samir Nasri’s agent leaked to the media news of Manchester United’s interest so that Arsenal would panic and offer Nasri a better contract. In today’s world though, improved pay in contracts at big clubs are regular occurrences.

Wenger knows the danger of not signing a player up on a longer contract, and has made clear of his intention to avoid the situation that ensued when Mathieu Flamini did not sign a new contract in 2008. He will however, not be held to ransom over the new contract; he will not pay Nasri or Clichy, the other contract “rebel” over the odds for their weekly wages. Wenger has a wage structure which he is comfortable with and would not be changing it any time soon.

There are a few possibilities about what is really going on: Samir Nasri is waiting for a new improved contract extension to stay at Arsenal, or is waiting for a trophy winning club to come in and offer him a way out of Arsenal and that club may be Manchester Untied.

Evra has blatantly urged his compatriot to Manchester United, saying how he would become a “king” rather than just a “prince” at United, however, whichever way you look at it, a deal with Manchester United does not seem likely. I suspect a new deal will be offered by Arsenal to Nasri in June and that he will accept. Bear in mind though that if the Manchester United manager makes Nasri a prime target, a deal would be possible.

It is a rumour tangled in various routes and sub rumours, but if Wenger cannot sort this out in time, Arsenal fans will be furious, and Arsenal’s side will be much weaker without him.

Tell me what you think!

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  1. max

    May 28, 2011 at 10:25 am

    90k a week and he’s still unhappy?!
    he had one good season and already tries to push his luck.
    he better show some loyality towards the club soon or aw should signal him that he’s replaceable (eg. hazard).

    no one is bigger than the club!

  2. Loyal fan

    May 28, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Pires shits all over him any day and he has the cheek to think he’s bigger than the club… Samir just pack your bags with cesc please

  3. Aussie Jack

    May 28, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Rapidly losing faith in Nasri. This is an attitude we`ve seen before with other players and once it sets in it`s better he is replaced. Sad isn`t it but that`s the modern greedy world.

  4. deejay

    May 28, 2011 at 10:39 am

    evra = scum

    • chaz

      May 28, 2011 at 2:45 pm

      you= scum

      • Swagat

        May 28, 2011 at 6:51 pm

        meaning You = Evra ? 😛

  5. Newmy

    May 28, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Downing, Witsel, Hazard, all good replacemments if he does not want to play for Arsenal. Liek to see some of the Belgium boys at the club to play with Vermealen….Vertonghen, Witsel, Defour, Hazard! We have the likes of Frimpong, Miyaichi and Afobe all developing nicely as well!

  6. Klopp de shar

    May 28, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Mat hummel is coming 2 arsenal people

    • max

      May 28, 2011 at 11:56 am

      if this is true i’d be happy. hummels is a great player the only negative aspect is that he’s not epl proven and still very young. might be better to go with samba or some other mature talent.

  7. Peter

    May 28, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Nasri will stay…. He wants to win trophies, and play with big players. He will see who aw brings to the club first. If falcao/samba come, nasri will defo stay.

  8. womayi samson Bismark

    May 28, 2011 at 11:27 am

    am confident about the 2 youngsters Roney and Hernarders they bring 2day in wemberly across thester RYAN GIGGIS and VALENCIA\

  9. TROY

    May 28, 2011 at 11:40 am


    Hazard = The New CR-7
    Gervinho = The New Drogba (Good Skill,Finishing,Good Run)
    Sakho = The New Thuram




    (Walcott—RVP—Hazard) —> The Best AM Because the winger run so fast n have vision n good skill or acceleration

    Gervinho —> Good Vision n Good Skill

  10. Katiz2010

    May 28, 2011 at 11:55 am

    I hope Wenger does enough to ensure that Nasri stays at Arsenal. We cannot afford to lose players every season. Especially good ones like Nasri, Fabregas & co.

    Surely, everything possible should be done to keep the very best at a club. Let us not be too quick to look for alternatives when we can be clever about the whole thing & negotiate with a player.

    Players like Nasri & Fabregas are not at all easy to replace. We have struggled ever since the likes of Henry, Viera, Bergkamp, Pires but to mention a few, left the club.

    This concept about a player not being bigger than the club, true though it may be, is actually what has cost us dear in the last couple of seasons. Sometimes, the club should bend over backwards to retain its players. Pride is no good at this point for us. Pride is what has cost us trophies. Look at Man U for crying out loud! Sir Alec did everything possible to keep his gem Rooney. Losing great players at this stage will be risky for us because the dynamics of our game will very definetly be affected in due course what with new players joining the club who will obviously need a bit of time to settle and adapt – that’s if they ever do! Otherwise, I truly respect the opinions and views of my fellow Gunners. Let’s GO GUNNERS 2011/2012!!!

  11. para

    May 28, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    I dont think Nasri is holding off signing because of money, but because he wants to know if new players are coming to the squad.
    It seems to me the dip in form was frustration at the quality and motivation of our current squad, same with Arshavin.
    They need change, a proper coach and team spirit to be there again.

  12. oppol

    May 28, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Nasri is not a rat. He showed his loyalty by showing the Gallas situation goin to spurs. if he goes man utd, he will be worse than rat.

  13. Maestro

    May 28, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    The guy has just shown signs of his potential and he is already holding the club at ransom. Haul him to Bundesliga or Serie A and forget about him damn it.

  14. Ephraim shakur

    May 28, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Wenger should jst put an end to his youth policy cos is nt actually paying off, each time that he build up a player,the player always end up disappointing likes of Flamini. Nw is Fab n Nasri. Wel i quite understand wit them. at least they are being rational abt their demands money or trophy.

  15. robert

    May 28, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Nasri can be sold,but not to Manure, the SIR said he can not sell his players to his rivals, so the same is true to every member of the top 4,remember when Heinze wanted to move from manure to Liverpool?over every Arsenal fan dead bodies!!!!

  16. jifff

    May 28, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Nasri should join ManUtd…. to become a legend…

    • Keith

      May 28, 2011 at 5:03 pm

      Alex Ferguson should go die of a heart attack aswell but that ain’t happening yet is it.

      • Adam

        May 31, 2011 at 7:59 am

        I have never see a motherfu*ker like you! You are a inhuman! How could you say this? He is not Osama!

  17. Solomon

    May 28, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Some of these comments are just amazing. Why must Nasri wait to see the signings before agreeing to a new contract? If Jack, RVP, Theo, Sagna, Song and Ramsey are all waiting to see who will be signing for the club next season before agreeing to a new contract, what will be the future of our beloved club? We must be wary of bad precedence in the team.Nasri is such a skillful player with immense talent but he’s not bigger than Arsenal FC. If he does not want to sign, then he must be sold. Before coming to Arsenal who know him? We have made him a star and now he’s trying to hold us to ransom. Many matches this season Nasri has failed to live up to expectation so if he think that he’s all that, then he’s not a true Arsenal player.

  18. thinley

    May 28, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    it will be good if nasri join manutd bcoz thats the is place for champions and he is better suites at red…..

  19. Keith

    May 28, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    You are all over looking the most weak point in Arsenal’s area, as a Chelsea fan being honest with you it’s your damn goalkeeper!!
    You have needed a proper goalkeeper for the past 5years or so, I agree that a centre back is needed though Gary Cahill would be a good buy he is a tested veteran and you can rely on him I believe, apart from that your midfield is pretty classy just a bit fragile adding Gervinho would be a good idea but Hazard although he would be a great add to your squad he just looks like another one of these kind of players to get a serious injury at Arsenal which has been an unfortunate ongoing trend so far.

  20. Charles

    May 28, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    I think with the current situation in the club at present & lack of trophies, greed(nasri & clichy) & pride(arsenal) should be set asside. Nasri should emulate fab who has been loyal to the club & never asked for increament in wage, arsenal should also look back at previous mistakes e.g flamini as u all know. As for manu they should go and sign evra’s grandfather.

  21. Galle

    May 28, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    I think the author of this article (obviously an Arsenal fan) is being a little optimistic. This deal has been on the table for quite some time now and Nasri hasn’t indicated that he has any plans to stay. To be honest though, I don’t blame him. He has been playing for the so called ‘best footballing team in England’ and he has witnessed Manchester United and Chelsea win the title and finish 4th in the Premier League.

    For such a young and ambitious player, putting in world-class performances, to end up in 4th position isn’t rewarding. Let’s face it, United are bigger, better, can offer more money and are more appealing to any player.

    It is understandable that Arsenal don’t wish to sell him, but can they really afford to lose 10-15 million? Is it wiser to take 15 million and invest in a replacement, or to be stubborn and let him go for nothing? Or would they get some form of compensation because he is under 24? Either way, there are better clubs for him, with more rewards at the end of the season.

    Evra may have been a bit forward in what he said but he was right. Compare how many trophies he has won to say, Gael Clichy. Both been playing for many seasons now, yet one player has substantially more medals in his cabinet.

    • Andre

      May 29, 2011 at 3:44 pm

      Fair play to this post although i do believe Nasri is going to stay. but i believe that yes Man united players have more trophies then arsenal players in resent years but if a player wants to leave a club like Arsenal to win trophies i just see that as a cowards way out. All the Arsenal players will say that they are good enough to win a trophy but then they flop when comes to actually doing it. players like Bendtner and Denilson would prefer to sit on the bench of some other team and have other players carry them to a trophy actually do it them selves. notr saying thats gunna happen with nasri because he is a first 11 player no matter where he plays but i believe if he truly wants to win a trophy with Arsenal all the foundation is there they just need to do it. i say that to Cesc and all the other loyal players!!

  22. dan

    May 29, 2011 at 6:53 am

    Here we are again. No matter what happens this youth programme of ours is killing players. I’d favor a clean slate by letting go all the players that want to leave as well as the fringe players, but as soon as that thought crosses my mind I begin to wonder if we can even acquire the needed replacements?? Nice facking mess wenger/board/phw!

  23. Andre

    May 29, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    This is just all soo stupid!!!!!!! not long ago Nasri and his agent were saying that he wants to stay at Arsenal and there was no chance of him leaving then theres Man U liking Nasri (Same as every other club in the worrld) and then his contract ‘NEGOTIATIONS’!!!! are talking abit longer and every fan just switches and starts saying ‘Leave Nasri if your not happy’, ‘Nasri is not loyal’, and commenting on how Nasri is feeling when none of you know.

    Nasri has been one our most loyal players since he has been here and loves the club. ALL you pretentious Arsenal fans will be eating your words when he signs his new contract (and i bet you all bum him again). i think after his season he’s owed a bit more respect.

    And afir play to everyone who believes he is better then a 4th place player i believe that to but just think whos put him in fourth place… himself and the other players on the pitch. if he wants to win a trophy with arsenal its up to him ant the other players. i hate it when they moan because if you went up to any of them and ask if they think they are good enough a player to win a trophy they will all say yes but when it comes to them doing it they flop and they have themselves to blame.

    all the players who want to win a trophy with arsenal stay but actually put the effort in to do so.

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  25. Logan Nair

    June 3, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Player are not longer committed to clubs like in the past, status and money talks, look at Christiano was with one one the better side in Europe, but still left for more fame and less glory

  26. Niks

    June 5, 2011 at 5:48 am

    I think Nasri will join Man U. Because Arsenal is not a right place for him to get success in his life.

  27. Amanuel

    June 9, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    I will be happy. if nasri tranfer to manche.

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