REPORTS: Nasri Asks Wenger Not To Cup-Tie Him To Push Through City Move

By on August 23, 2011

Samir Nasri has asked Arsene Wenger not to play him against Udinese in the Champions League second leg qualifier on Wednesday so that he remains eligible to play in the Champions League, allowing Manchester City to sign him as soon as possible, according to the Guardian.

Wenger has been forced to accept Nasri’s position, and the French midfielder will now not travel to Italy on Tuesday to prepare for the all important game on Wednesday.

Wenger had said earlier in the week that he had no problems in selecting Nasri for the mid-week game, because qualifying for the Champions League is more important than the individual case of Nasri. However, under pressure from Nasri, Manchester City’s manager Roberto Mancini, and probably the board, who wish to cash in on £25 million rated Nasri,Wenger has had to back down in his stance.

Wenger raised some eyebrows when he played Nasri against Liverpool on Saturday, as some thought his move to City was imminent, however, there are still some fine points to complete, including sorting out the fees of agents and lawyers who have been involved in the process.

Nasri seems keen to have the deal completed, as do City, and once Arsenal finally have the guarantee of the money from the sale, Wenger can begin to rebuild his side with the needed replacements. However, in the immediate future of the Udinese game, it is a blow for Arsenal, who will now have to hold onto their narrow goal lead away from home without one of their bes attacking players.

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  1. bereket ayano

    August 23, 2011 at 9:17 am

    I agree that nasri should have to leave arsenal in coming few days and I beleave that wenger include new best plays to squad I want to say for arsenal funs do not worry about champions league we will defeat aginst.

  2. Adebusuyi oladipupo

    August 23, 2011 at 9:18 am

    I want nasri in city!bcoz who so call himself wenger is a greedy man,he doesnt want d progress of d club by not signing a gud player

  3. kenjohnson

    August 23, 2011 at 9:47 am

    is time for wenger to go

  4. Ken

    August 23, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Just read that RVP demanded a meeting yesterday with Wenger to ask him about strengthen the squad with new player but was left dumfounded when wenger said he would not be making any new signings and happy with squad
    I wrote a on another blog a couple of months ago predicting this state of affairs and called for Armgard head
    RVP loves the club but was last undecided to put in a transfer request to force through a move before the window closes

  5. Maalim

    August 23, 2011 at 11:21 am

    It is the high time for club owners and fans to chase wenger due to his primitive and reluctancy of signing players

  6. Daniel

    August 23, 2011 at 11:31 am

    I’m a chelsea fan bt i av 2 admit dt mr wenger d team !

  7. Daniel

    August 23, 2011 at 11:34 am

    I’m a chelsea fan bt i av 2 admit dt mr wenger is killing d team !

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