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Nasri Has “Agreed to Leave” Arsenal

After all of the speculation surrounding Samir Nasri and his Arsenal future, it is the Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, who has given probably the most insight into what is actually going on with the French midfielder’s status. Sir Alex claimed that he thought it unlikely that Nasri would be joining Manchester United because the Arsenal play maker had agreed to leave for another club.

The Manchester United manager, who was speaking about a possible Paul Scholes replacement, admitted that Nasri could remain at Arsenal because of the stance that Wenger has taken on the matter – refusing to let Nasri leave the club. Ferguson said:

“I don’t think he is coming to United. That is all I can tell you. I think that he has agreed to go somewhere else. That is his decision. He is the manager. If he stands by that decision, it is a brave one. I don’t know if the [Arsenal] directors will enjoy that one, but it is possible. Maybe he will have to stay.”

The club that have “agreed” to acquire Nasri’s services will now become the subject of much debate, and there are certainly enough clubs who it could possibly be, with the Arsenal  man being linked to City and Chelsea, as well as moves to Italy. It will be noted that Manchester United are not entirely out of the race, as Ferguson didn’t say explicitly that United’s chances were over, though even if he did, some would suggest he would be playing mind games and misleading the media.

Samir Nasri may not be Scholes’s replacement, but Sir Alex Ferguson hasn’t given up on finding the man who will be, calling on the possibility of a youth player coming through who could eventually step into the midfielder’s shoes. However, the United manager did say that whoever United are to bring in – and they are looking – it would only be a step down from Scholes:

“It is impossible to get another Paul Scholes. But if we get a player along similar lines in terms of the quality of his passing and vision, we would have to do something.”

“The difficulty is, if you picked the best four midfield players in the world, Scholes would be there with Xavi and Andrés Iniesta. Then you could take a pick from somewhere else. It is a loss. How do we overcome it? The next few weeks could help us in that respect. Someone could emerge out of the youth team and we carry on.”

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  1. Gunner for life

    July 12, 2011 at 8:34 am

    SHUT IT FERGIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. MAZ

    July 12, 2011 at 8:35 am

    ridiculous story really alex? hes agreed to go to another club? what club? another bs comment by a bitter manager who is hell bent on gaining every league title with controversy and bad tactics. Samir Nasri will be at arsenal next season end of story, the headline is false please print real stories with facts not what comes out of taggats mouth

    • kev

      July 12, 2011 at 10:53 am

      Not very clued up about football are you? Bitter? controversy? bad tactics? Sounds like wenger.

  3. Zoe

    July 12, 2011 at 9:08 am

    That’s why I hate that blacked nosed old man, so now he is Wenger? He knows more than Wenger knows, he is just bitter because he didn’t get Nasri

  4. Luke

    July 12, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Listen to Wenger,from the horse’s mouth,and not some ‘read btw the lines maybes’. He is confident that they will stay for the coming season,by hook or by contract,period. This is an issue of pride for Wenger,he means it and there is absolutely no reason to doubt it,at last this is a solid statement that is cast in stone. It will not be a surprise should he manage to crow about his star players staying with Arsenal is the biggest signings this summer after the Asian tour,and will survive with minimum new signings to keep the fans quiet for some more time. So you have to look no further,not in the gutters,not in your sources’ other sources,unless you need to fantasize without substance.

  5. Afolabi jamiu

    July 12, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Gr8,if wenger refused 2 sell nasri is 4 fabregas i tink is mind is no more with arsenal,so allow fab 2 go.gunners till……..

  6. togbas

    July 12, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Afolabi, what makes you people feel that FAB mind is no more with Arsenal but not Nas? Someone Arsene is ready to give 110k wk but had not yet signed a new contact. i i know that the person who no longer and had not had Arsenal in him was Nasri not Fabregas.

  7. Sammy

    July 12, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Arsenal are melting because there players think its not the great club they were told it was.

  8. Kenneth

    July 12, 2011 at 11:15 am

    But come to think of it, if Nasri plays out his contract and refuses to sign an extension, it means he will be go an a free next season. . . and to a club of his choice? I really wonder how arsenal will work very hard to bring players up only to loose them to another club.

  9. brad

    July 12, 2011 at 11:44 am


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