Nasri Issues Arsenal Warning: Spend or I Leave

By on June 7, 2011

Frustation and anxiety is mounting over the future of Samir Nasri at Arsenal, and following the French midfielders comments about his future and the potential interest from Manchester United recently, the signs are hardly encouraging for the London club. Wenger’s main aims surely include the imperative that Arsenal’s best must stay at the club, but there is still no sign of Nasri signing an extension to his current contract which has only 12 months remaining.

The Guardian newspaper has now claimed that Nasri is stalling the signing of the offered £90,000 a week contract not only because he wants to be paid more per week – apparently holding out for £110,000 – but he also wants Wenger to confirm the idea of Arsenal having an “active summer”. Nasri wants the reassurance that quality players will be brought in to help the current Arsenal side to success and trophies as well as a season in which the team has enough depth to last the whole campaign rather than wither out towards the end.

The rumours surrounding Arsenal and their transfer acivity in the upcoming market are rife, with links to Lille’s Ivorian forward Gervinho very strong as well as an apparent interest in West Brom’s Nigerian international striker, peter Odemwingie. The former deal looks more likely to go through, with Arsenal the favourites to land Gervinho, but one signing will probably not be enough to convince an ambitious Nasri to stay with the club.

He has been encouraged by his compatriot and Manchester United left back Patrice Evra to join him at United already, and his comments about waiting to see if the Manchester United interest is real or not clearly show a lack of full commitment to Arsenal. It also suggests a wavering mind, a mind which is searching for new opportunities, and the fact that he refused to rule out a move to Old Trafford is surely concerning.

Wenger has promised his fans an “active summer”, but what Wenger’s definition of “active” is and what Arsenal supporters definition is, most probably varies. Arsenal need a new centre back, and Wenger recognises this too, with Gary Cahill prominently linked, as well as PSG’s Mamadou Sakhou, who looks a very promising talent. The issue that remains with Wenger is money.

Both player will cost in excess of  £15 million, and those who know Arsenal and Arsene Wenger know, that for Wenger to spend that amount on one player is a very rare occasion. His persistence to keep out of debt and keep the club stable is admirable, and stubborn, yet it may yet prove his downfall, for now Wenger has more reasons to spend money. He firstly has to improve his squad, whilst , he appeasing the current players such as Fabregas and Nasri, as well as the frustrated fans.

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17 Comments

  1. Ogunleye kehinde

    June 7, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    I pray Wenger to be active in transfer market as promise cos we must not lose nasri 4 any reason

  2. Joshua

    June 7, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    As hard as it is to think nasri may leave im glad hes trying to force a change at arsenal

  3. JEL

    June 7, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    You can’t really consider it a warning by Nasri if Arsene Wenger has already stated that he will be very active in the transfer market. However, I agree that top quality signings are needed. Defensive signings should be a vital priority to allow our attacking players more freedom to do their jobs without having to worry about tracking back so much. Lastly, we need one more world class striker to partner RVP as our fire power is lacking. Benzema or Falcao!

  4. Canapol

    June 7, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Nasri can leave; he’s not THAT good, and no player should ever push a manager around, ungrateful, spoiled little prick. If him, Fabie & VP didn’t get hurt every second week, we wouldnt need more bloody signings other than defence.

    • jay

      June 8, 2011 at 8:55 am

      nasri surely deserves more than what he is getting at gunners

  5. SMAMS_Gunner

    June 7, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    I’m happy he is doing this, people seem to forget that arsenal is a business and don’t realize that the players jobs are to win trophies and the coaches jobs are to help them get there. Wenger needs to reinforce the team with strong quality players that are able to compete now instead of being developed for the future and sold for more then what they were cost to bought. Remember Arsenal is owned by one greedy owner whos sole purpose of buying the club was to put money in his pocket. With that being said I hope arsenal and Arsene spends every dime in Kroenke’s wallet.

  6. Arsenal Future Manager

    June 7, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Who we need:
    Samba
    Baines or Vertonghen to play LB
    Benzema or Hazard or Young

  7. kryslergooner

    June 7, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    i would like to see Hangeland at the emirates next season.

    as for fabregas, the latter am 100% sure will leave this summer. Just look at his implication with the team this season.

    i do think samir will leave. he is asking for more money. so he’d better leave if he is a business man like torres

  8. hers

    June 7, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    NASRI IS RIGHT, ARSENE IS THE MANAGER AND THE PROBLEM IS THAT FROM ALL THE SPECULATIONS HIS NOT EVEN IN THE MARKET CAUSE AT THE MOMENT ARSENAL LOOK LIKE A SELLING CLUB.
    ARSENE AND HILLWOOD’S TIME IS OVER AND IT IS TIME FOR A CHANGE.

    • Andre

      June 8, 2011 at 12:38 pm

      yes CHANGE how about you leave the club and stop posting

  9. joe

    June 7, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    nasri is verymuch current let wenger sign guality players, or nasri we leave for better club. Wenger d market is open, please buy on time before the market is close.

  10. Boris Eze

    June 7, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    To me, Nasri is infinite billion per cent right.I believe asene will have a busy summer.He will be busy advatizing good players for other teams to buy,he will also be busy selling the microscopic few good players he has got and use the proceed to buy useless kids.

    • Andre

      June 8, 2011 at 12:46 pm

      when was the last time Wenger singed a kid?? Chamakh, Squillaci, Koscielny, Arshavin, Vermaelen

  11. willybilly

    June 7, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    THIS ARTICLE IS A JOKE. NOT ANYWHERE DOES IT HAVE A QUOTE OR A SOURCE SAYING THAT NASRI HAS SAID THIS!! THE PRESS IN THIS COUNTRY ARE CRIMINALS. THE SAD THING IS THAT NOBODY EVEN NOTICES, WISE UP PEOPLE

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  14. Boris Yeltsin

    June 8, 2011 at 8:26 am

    I hope arsenal buys many many top players so many many that there will be no place for the ungrateful samir narnia.

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