REPORTS: Nasri To Stay At Arsenal After City Talks “Break Down”

By on August 21, 2011

Samir Nasri is set to remain at Arsenal after his move to Man City appears to have fallen through at the last minute.

Nasri had been expected to make the move to City after the Manchester club agreed a £22m deal with Arsenal, but according to several reports the deal has hit a sudden stumbling block and collapsed.

Arsene Wenger surprisingly included the Frenchman in yesterday’s 0-2 defeat to Liverpool and claimed he had shown terrific commitment and a great attitude during training. When quizzed about the potential collapse of Nasri’s transfer after the Liverpool game, Wenger remained coy and gave little away.

He said: I don’t know [what will happen]. I always said that I would try to keep Samir Nasri and I have never changed my mind on it because I played him today, to the surprise of everybody. He loves the Club, he wants to play for us, if we decide to sell him we will do it and we have to stand up for it. At the moment I am happy he is here. I don’t know if he will play on Wednesday, we will just play the game.

Roberto Mancini did however suggest that there could have been a late issue with negotiations:

“I don’t know why [Nasri hasn’t signed yet], but it is probably because he is a good player, or because there is some problem [with negotiations]“, said Mancini.

It seems reliable French TV channel Canal+ were the first to reveal the deal had collapsed after claiming their Emirates sources had told them the deal and hit the buffers and Nasri would now remain with Arsenal for the final year of his contract and walk away on a free next summer.

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8 Comments

  1. True Gooner

    August 21, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Calling True Arsenal Supporters!

    Sign the Petition, ‘Back Wenger, Support Arsenal’

    http://www.petitiononline.com/Gunners1/petition.html

    We need to stand together behind our manager and our club and stop these vicious and unwaranted attacks.

    If you’re a true SUPPORTER stnad up and be counted and make your voice heard. The club is suffering and needs our support more than ever now in this difficult time. Sign and show your true support.

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  3. Paul ngeru

    August 21, 2011 at 10:34 am

    We as arsenal fans we r disapointed by last scores.we urge wenger to sign more strong players before its to late!We wish arsenal well and all fans as we play mancchester.

  4. Steve of Chiang Mai

    August 21, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Perhaps it all hit the fan when when Man City found out Nasri really wanted to play for Man U and they were his distant second choice…albeit with better money!

  5. Isaac segut

    August 21, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Yes i was always tell mr.wenger go to the market or buy two defenders two midfilders with experience, arsenal will compete with the likes of man u ,chelsea,man city.look now on wenesday Arsenal will now miss on champion league,udenese will beat arsenal 2nil,and the following weekend man u will then beat arsenal 4nil.mr.wenger where is your eyes look?

  6. Mic

    August 21, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Why does everyone think buying is the only solution to the problem? QPR scored as a result of jags blunder…does that make him a bad player? No,but if it were an arsenal player, everyone would want to tell us how crap arsenal players re and how we need to buy ‘world class’ players. If Nasri signs,i’ll be happy cos the team still need him.

  7. Kabiru musa kafi

    August 21, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Wenger is a shamble of you and you have to resign as a ARSENAL COACH.We dont like you any more from ARSENAL TEAM.SIR KBO2 M.SHINKAFA,BAUCHI-NIGERIA.

  8. Damian

    August 21, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Chelsea should bid for the guy,perharps,he might want to come.

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