PICTURE: Happy-looking Nasri on Arsenal coach
Samir Nasri was all smiles on the Arsenal coach today as he prepared to board the plane to Malaysia ahead of the Gunners’ much-anticipated Asia pre-season tour.
The Frenchman, who has twelve months left on his existing contract, is yet to sign a new deal although talks are still rumoured to be ongoing between the 24-year-old’s representatives and Gunners’ officials.
Arsenal’s 23-man squad doesn’t include Cesc Fabregas (hamstring) or Nicklas Bendtner and Manuel Almunia who are in negotiations with unnamed clubs over moves away from the Emirates.
Arsene Wenger’s side will play a Malaysia XI in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday (kick-off 8.45pm local time) and then fly to Hangzhou in China to play Hangzhou Greentown on Saturday evening (kick-off 7.30pm local time).